Arboleda Carmenère 2008
A strong, smoky set of aromas gets this going in the proper direction. There's also spice, earth, herbal aromas and leather to give it variety. The palate is deep and big, with blackberry, smoked meat and richness. Smooth on the finish, with black olive and additional herbal accents.
Bright red cherry and raspberry fruit is liberally laced with roasted vanilla bean and grilled herb notes, yet this stays fresh and balanced, with the herb and fruit notes mingling through the finish. Drink now.