Vina Carmen Premier 1850 Carmenere 2017

£9.75 GBP

Viña Carmen is Chile’s oldest winery. It was set up in (you guessed it) 1850 with a founding focus on exporting its wines, which means quality has always been the priority.

This wine, made from Chile’s signature red grape variety, is a prime example. It’s incredibly complex for the money. There’s plenty of velvety dark fruit in there - ripe plums, cherries and mulberries - with layers of chocolate and also an interesting savoury red-pepper edge. Barrel-ageing has added some lovely smoky, spicy notes too. A lot of flavour for under a tenner!