Very intense color. On the nose there is a wonderfully strong expression of the character of the Carménère variety (fruits of the forest, eucalyptus, and leather), with toasted notes (bay and clove), licorice, and black pepper. Very ample palate with rounded tannins. To finish, aromas of toasted bread and spices ending in a long aftertaste
92pts Vinous– 2018 vintage
The 2018 Carménère Cordillera de Los Andes comes from hillsides first planted in 1998 in Peumo, Cachapoal, four-fifths aged for 12 months in almost all used barrels. Intense violet in color. Aromas of white pepper and green bell pepper dominate over herbs and candied blueberry, followed by an animal whiff. Juicy with soft tannins; the expression is relaxed, flavorful and direct, with the freshness accounting for a good part of the jovial feel.
Bronze Medal- Decanter – 2018 vintage
A lively nose of pepper, herbs, wild strawberries and bramble. Palate is smooth with juicy dark fruit and some smoke and chocolate on the finish.
89pts Wine Spectator– 2018 vintage
Plenty of sanguine and toasty accents to the roasted dark plum and baked cherry flavors. Dried green herbal notes fill the finish, along with dark chocolate nuances and muscular tannins. Drink now through 2023.
90+pts Wine Advocate– 2018 vintage
The 2018 Cordillera Carmenere is very peppery with pungent varietal aromas. They try to show the DNA of the variety in the classical one of Peumo through good ripeness but keeping the freshness. The wine comes through as medium-bodied and fluid, balanced and with very fine tannins and with classical notes of cigar ash, cracked peppercorns and herbs. 47,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019 after one year in barrel.