Chilean Carmenere: know your vintages
Late season hit by torrential harvest rains gave lighter reds of variable quality that are approachable now.
hot, dry growing season gave effusive, engaging wines for early drinking. Drink to 2021.
spring frosts sent yields plummeting. Best wines are juicy and lifted. Drink to 2022.
Late, rainaffected vintage. Bright, fresh wines of moderate concentration. Drink through to 2019.
torrid heat. Drink up.
a coolish year gave well defined, often excellent wines that are drinking well now.
a long, dry growing season that gave some outstanding results. the best wines drink well now.
Warm year, resulting in generous wines. Drink up.