2008 Haras de Pirque Carménère Equus

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She says: This wasn’t bad but I’d still prefer to drink a Cab Sauv if I had to drink a $20 Chilean red.

He says: It’s not quite there yet, and needs more time in the bottle to settle down, lose some oak, and tame the stewed fruit.

2008 Viña Cono Sur Carménère Visión

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She says: This tasting left me uninspired by Carménère.

He says: I hate cork teases.

Wine truths

“Rose wine: pairs well with failed suicide”
by Jack Donaghy 30 Rock

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.