The Carlton Restaurant

Chilean Wines Red

CONCHA Y TORO PEUMO MARQUES DE CASA CONCHA” CARMENERE’15 – Leathery berry aromas are dense and earthy, while not showing any of the green character that sometimes plagues Carmenère. A flush mouthfeel is solid and fruity, with berry and plum flavors that are roasted and meaty. Savory notes on the finish.”…..42.99


DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – Initially this smells foxy, with jumpy untamed berry and plum notes racing across the nose. After the aromas come around, this is hard and choppy on the palate, while herbal black-plum and carob flavors finish more lushly than before, but still fairly tannic.”…..184.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’14 – A ripe, rich and full-bodied red, with powerful flavors of dark cherry, plum pudding and currant that feature a lush creaminess. Firm and savory midpalate, ending with a long and refined finish that shows mineral and cocoa butter accents, supported by dusty tannins.”…..184.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15 – An elegant and rich-tasting red, full of concentrated red plum, cherry and currant flavors, backed suave, medium-grained tannins. The finish offers a caressing palate of lush spice, cocoa powder and cream nuances.”…..184.99



HARAS DE PRIQUE APALTA  “HUSSONET RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12 – “Aromas of lemon rind, spice, sweet tobacco and hints of currants. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Light spicy aftertaste to this.”…………34.99


LOS VASCOS  COLCHAGUA “RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08 – Forward, offering linzer torte and black cherry notes backed by a hint of fruitcake. Medium-weight, with a slightly firm finish.”…103.99

LUCKY “7” RAPEL CARMENERE’10………………………….37.99


MATETIC ACONCAQUA “CORRALILLO WINEMAKERS” RED BLEND’13 – “The good climate blend 2013 Winemaker’s Blend Corralillo is Syrah-based and then there is some 33% Malbec and 18% Cabernet Franc from their El Rosario vineyard, where they have the older plantings, plus a pinch of Petit Verdot. The grapes are destemmed and crushed and put in one open-top tank by gravity. There is a seven-day cold soak and then fermentation starts. Malolactic is in barrels where the wine matured for 16 months. The blend is done at the end, before bottling. They look for hillside vineyards as they get the expression of Syrah with more red fruit and less black olives, fresher, which goes better with the floral aromas of Malbec, and the chocolate and tobacco notes of Cabernet Franc. The nose is very showy, floral, aromatic, intense and clean with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and the freshness of place, as well as the 2013 growing conditions. There are not that many cool climate blends.”…….64.99

NEYEN COLCHAGUA “ESPIRITU DE APALTA” RED BLEND’08  80% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky deep maroon. Big plum character, with ample cinnamon, dark chocolate, and vanilla notes. Big body with a lasting, yet balanced, finish. Deep and rich, it stands up well to a big meal while also working enjoyably as a winter sipper.”………………..104.99

RITUAL CASABLANCA PINOT NOIR’14  A dense and wonderfully long and silky pinot with strawberry, light hazelnut, and hints of lemon peel. Full body, yet lively and wired. This gives competition to Sea Smoke pinot but at half to one-third the price.”………………..51.99


VERAMONTE MAIPO “PRIMUS” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13  The 2013 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from 30-year-old vines in Puente Alto in Maipo, the classical zone for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. This is the only wine they produce from purchased grapes, in this case from a producer called Mariscal who has 30-year-old vines on the alluvial terrace of the Maipo River. This is fermented in open-top tanks with indigenous yeasts. They want softer and more drinkable wines in the Primus series than what the line used to be in the past. This has all the classical descriptors of Maipo Cabernet, but in a subtle way, none of the aromas sing in a higher voice and there is good balance and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied, with very good balance, drinkable and approachable.”………………..42.99

VINA MONTES SANTA CRUZ “FOLLY SYRAH”’05 – “Dense and layered, with lots of fig, black currant paste, mocha and black licorice flavors, all supported by muscular, but ripe and well-embedded structure.  Long, dark finish has lots of  power in reserve, but shows fine harmony already. The best-balanced vintage so far for this powerful Syrah.”…134.99