Our South American buyer has been on the prowl for the new cutting edge wines coming out of South America. It paid dividends recently when she discovered the wines from Vina Perez Cruz in Chile. The wines were outrageous to say the least. We brought them in basically the next day after tasting them. The Carmenere Reserva Limited Edition was the standout QPR of the three wines we brought in.
We're one of the only retailers to discover this wine but the critics have as well. Take a look at just some of the accolades for the Vina Perez Cruz Carmenere. In the Quarterly Review of Wines, Rosemary George MW singled out Perez Cruz as one of the best cutting-edge producers delivering top quality wines in Chile. A Silver Medal winner at the 5th Annual Wines of Chile Awards. And most recently, a 90 point score from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate with a glowing tasting note which is below.
Wine Advocate 90 points:
Even better is the 2006 Carmenere Reserva Limited Edition, a deep crimson-colored wine with a superb aromatic array of scorched earth, pencil lead, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate spice, plum and chocolate notes emerge followed by a lengthy, fruit-filled, pure finish. It is an exceptional value in Carmenere.