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2012 Carchelo Spanish Red "Selecto 12 + 12 Crianza"

Winery: Carchelo

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Selecto 12 + 12 Crianza"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 40% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Jumilla

State or country: Spain

Price: $23

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 29, 2017

Wine Review: This very opaque and dark ruby colored Spanish red blend opens with a fragrant black cherry and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild cranberry and flinty mineral blend with notes of oak. I also detected hints of faint raspberry in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for a while. This wine is very Old World in style. I would pair it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Chalky and clay soils offer ideal footing for cairns blend of 40% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 12 + 12 achieves a fresh and balanced style, from fruit grown in altitudes between 2000 and 3500 feet. Aged 12 months in French oak, 12 months in the bottle.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Carchelo 2012 Selecto.

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