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This popular, soft and caressing Chilean carmenère ticks every ‘party faithful’ box. 2018 was an excellent year producing ripe, concentrated wines and this is sure to hit the spot.
Product Code: QVG-CE10221
The Spanish conquerors introduced vinifera vines to Chile, and with them the establishment of vineyards for winemaking, in the middle of the 16th century, and the area around the capital Santiago has a history of winemaking stretching back nearly four and a half centuries. By the middle of the 19th century the Chilean wine industry was well established, but was making fairly rustic fare and it was a well-travelled local called Silvestre Ochagavia Echazzarreta who, in 1851, brought a French winemaker and a cargo of vine cuttings back from his travels to France and set a new era in motion.Robust domestic consumption kept demand, and tax revenue, high in the 20th century until domestic drinkers turned away in the 1970s and 1980s and many vineyards were pulled during the unsettling political upheavals of the former decade. The return of democracy stimulated investment and growth and a forward thinking, export oriented industry pointed to a brighter future.Quality begins, absolutely in the vineyard. In the last ten years Chile has begun to plant vineyards not just by matching variety and climate, which it has done very well up to now, but by mapping and analysing soils before planting. This new generation of soil-mapped vineyards planted in the last decade, with higher density, rootstocks and drip irrigation, or no irrigation, is now just starting to bear fruit and will revolutionise the quality of Chilean wines.Chile became first known for its cheap cabernets and merlots made from high yields in the fertile, warm, flat, flood-irrigated Central Valley. However, Chile is no longer a cheap country to buy from. Its economy is based on copper. It is the world's largest producer. Booming demand from China has seen its currency, the peso, strengthen, much like the Australian dollar which has been buoyed by its mineral resources. Labour for the wine industry is becoming more expensive and scarcer as it has to compete with the highly profitable mining industry which can afford to pay more. Energy costs have risen rapidly. It is estimated that half the vineyard area of Chile, about 62,500ha, is less than 15 years old. It probably takes 8-20 years to pay back a vineyard, and about 30 for a bodega. In Spain one can buy lovely 60-year-old-vine garnacha from co-operatives in Calatayud or Navarra at very cheap prices. The capital costs of the vineyard and winery have long been absorbed and the old vines offer lovely quality too.There are massive viticultural possibilities. This remarkable 3,000-mile-long country includes all the world's climates apart from sub-tropical and tropical. Grape varieties need different climates to prosper and Chile can accommodate them all.Many of Chile's cheap wines came from the flat, fertile and warm Central Valley, ideal for ripening large crops of very good entry-level wines. Before the advent of drip irrigation only these flat vineyards were suitable for flood irrigation. However, these flat lands were also situated in a warm climate and had fertile soils. The availability of drip irrigation allowed the planting of the cooler and less fertile south facing slopes, and availability of rootstocks allowed a greater diversity of soils to be planted.From Elqui in the north to Rapel in the middle of the country the rainfall increases from 90mm to 550mm. This lack of rainfall means Chile is free from most fungal diseases and has some of the healthiest grapes in the world. Water reserves from snow in the Andes, and the advent of drip irrigation (a vine needs about 700mm a year to survive) has allowed cool south-facing slopes, with less fertile soils, to be cultivated and yields controlled. From Maule down to Bío-Bío rainfall increases from 550 to 1,500mm and there are many unirrigated vineyards here.As well as the north to south dynamic, there is also a huge temperature variation east to west. Dr Richard Smart, a viticulture guru, says that to combat global warming viticulturists should head to the mountains or to the coast. Chile has both. More vineyards are being planted in the Andes mountains up to 2,000m, where average temperature decreases by 0.6°C with every 100 metres of altitude. The coast, cooled by the 14°C Pacific Ocean, has spawned a remarkable recent growth in vineyards. First came Casablanca (1982), then Leyda (1998), swiftly followed by Limarí (2005), Elqui, Aconcagua and Rapel. In between, the Central Valley and its offshoots like Apalta and Peumo are much warmer and are typically ideal for carmenère, and the southern Rhône varieties which are starting to appear, or for ripening large crops of cabernet and merlot to make cheaper wines.If Chile has successfully understood the matching of climate with grape variety, what it did not do, until recently, other than by accident, was to match the climate and variety with the right soil. There has been a step change in the quality of vineyards planted in the last 10 years or so. Knowledge about the soil following scientific analysis, appropriate planting density, choice of rootstocks, excellent clonal and massale selections of grape varieties, ability to plant cooler and less fertile south-facing slopes with the advent of drip irrigation (flood irrigation can only cope with virtually flat land) have all conspired to revolutionise the quality of vineyards planted in the past decade or so.For a more detailed examination of Chile and its regions please go to our How To Buy Chile section of our web site.
"Dark black fruits , smooth and very good value
I would recommend this wine
"Highly drinkable. If you've knocked something up thats quick, warm and covered in gravy this will not disappoint... and its kind to the wallet too."
"Fabulous stuff for the money. Another great bargain from the Society. I have the Undurraga Camenere. Not tried that yet but I will, in any even, order this again; it is such good value. "
I would recommend this wine
"Have enjoyed this wine in the past but found this rather thin. Would hope it would open up for the following day - a marginal improvement but not enough to get me to reorder. "
"Great value wine - delicious without being over bearingly fruity. "
"I really enjoyed this wine. It is an excellent winter drink as mentioned elsewhere in the sense that it is fruity, and smooth, with a hint of smokines. Great with Sunday lunch. A crimson delight and so well priced."
"A Lovely full red berry delight!
Smooth with a good finish on the palate.
Complemented a steak & kidney pie!
Highly recommended for the price!"
"Highly drinkable. If you've knocked something up thats quick, warm and covered in gravy this will not disappoint... and its kind to the wallet too."
"Velvety smooth and excellent value"
"Pleasing and ready for current drinking.Good taste.
"Dark black fruits , smooth and very good value
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"This is a return to form after the decidedly ordinary previous vintage. Good value."
Mr James Newberry (21-Mar-2019)
"Quite smooth, easy drinking. Quite a deep plum flavour and a little spice."
Mr Thomas Cottrell (19-Feb-2019)
Ms Nikki Laverick (09-Feb-2019)
"Good value, easy drinking red. Clearly identifiable as Carmenere . Could not expect more from a six pound bottle"
Mr Peter Weston (01-Feb-2019)
"This is a regular favourite with us. It has a distinctive "plummy" taste and we enjoy it with roast lamb."
Mr Gerard O Murphy (18-Jan-2019)
"Fantastic for the price, let it breath for an hour. Great everyday wine with or without food. "
Mr Robert Black (22-Dec-2018)
"Unscrew, pour and enjoy. Good everyday wine at a great price. "
Kevin Finn Esq (22-Nov-2018)
"Excellent. Very akin to claret. Open for at least 3 hours and preferably decant."
Mr David Dinkeldein (22-Aug-2018)
"No complaints. Good value for an every day wine."
Mr Dave Symington (14-Jun-2018)
"Awful, tinny and very disappointing. Surprised the Society puts this range in the book, very below par, all of the Lascar wines."
Mr David J Wyman (09-May-2018)
"There is a hint of smoke, and plenty of spice. Rather too much acidity and 'grip' for my liking. Somewhat disappointing, though I suspect it may be improved by allowing plenty of time to breathe - perhaps 2 hours - between opening and drinking."
Mr Lawrence Bailey (08-Apr-2018)
"Plummy pruney. A hint of tobacco in the rich aroma. The taste hits you immediately with a slight roughness, and it doesn't linger - the finish is rather short and without subtlety. But it's very fruity and full-flavoured, with a hint of smoke and spice. Has an immediate appeal which is really impressive for this price."
Mr Patrick Vickers (30-Mar-2018)
"Smokey and very good with a chilli."
Ms Celia Clayton (31-Jan-2018)
"a little coarse on opening the bottle, improved on breathing a while. Leaves a tannin and a slightly bitter aftertaste in the mouth and is more full bodied than I would expect from a medium wine. Quite plummy and OK to accompany meals but it is not one to drink alone."
Mr Martin Reeves (03-Nov-2017)
Mr Oliver A Paul (26-Oct-2017)
"If this year is a poor example of what I can expect in future, I'll definitely be buying more."
Mr Graeme Parnell (29-May-2017)
"I have to agree with a number of the comments on here about the latest vintage. Compared to past years it is lighter and has less depth of flavour - the latter quality made it such good "I'll order more" value. Now, for an extra quid, you get much more with the Silbador so I'll wait till next year's vintage to try this one again."
Mr James Newberry (28-Mar-2017)
"Colour: Dark crimson red with a purple rim.
Aroma: Plum and fig fruit aromas, cedar, earthy and vegetal with a slight smoky and tobacco undertone.
Taste: Medium bodied, ripe and juicy black fruit flavours that is not too heavy. Nice silky smooth mouth-feel but the finish is a bit short.
Overall: Needs to breath for a while but it definitely helps. Not the best example of one of my favourite wines but easy drinking, juicy and flavoursome. For the price this is a must try and I would highly recommend."
Mr Gabriel Higgins (19-Mar-2017)
"Further to my review of 25th Feb I feel I may have been a bit harsh. I have now had three bottles and it really isn't too bad. I'm sure the other nine bottles will go into glasses rather than the cooking. I suppose there will always be years which are not as good as usual and it seems 2016 is one of those years for this wine. I would still give only two stars because there is better wine available around that price. But, based on previous experience, I will try the 2017 when it comes out."
Mr Edward Spooner (11-Mar-2017)
Mr Alex Downham (01-Mar-2017)
"I have been buying Lascar Carmenere since 2010 and it has always been one of my favourite reds. Definitely a 5 star wine. But this is my first taste of the 2016. What a disappointment. Bland and boring. Drinkable, but I suspect a lot of it will be used for cooking. I will certainly not be ordering any more."
Mr Edward Spooner (25-Feb-2017)
"Really good value for money. Good everyday glass,"
Mr Dominic Lacey (10-Jan-2017)
"Not much to write home about, fairly average, inoffensive and probably what you'd expect for the price...although my expectations were higher due to WS usually unearthing wines that seem like a real bargain!"
Mr Addam Merali-Hosiene (30-Dec-2016)
"Very disappointing. Nothing I can say positive about this wine.Thin with an unpleasant after taste."
Mr Sean Gough (17-Dec-2016)
"At less than six quid I really have to give this four stars. In absolute terms I guess it's really a three star wine, but it is tremendous value at under six quid and that forces me to add the extra gong. To date, this is the best budget wine I've bought from the Wine Society: surprisingly complex for the price, lovely mouth feel, generous fruit and a very slight acidic nip in the finish. I do believe I've found my new house red. We had this at a late summer barbecue and it was a perfectly robust match for the lamb steaks. Very good value."
Mr Stephen Beaton (21-Sep-2016)
"Dark fruits and spiciness on the nose, mediim bodied, harsh and aggressive on the pallete, to the point the rest of the flavour profile is mostly obscured. Not enjoying this at all, not sure how people are rating this so highly. It improves slightly after a glass, but is still too acidic."
Mr Leon Hersalek (19-Aug-2016)
Mr James Mann (11-Aug-2016)
"I have always admired this wine, the 2013 was excellent, 2014 was good, lacking fruit extract on the previous vintage. I am pleased to say that the current vintage, 2015, is on par with 2013 with a good depth of fruit reflected on the palate and length of the wine. An excellent value everyday house wine, especially with sheppards pie, chilli con carne and artisan beef burger - enjoy!!"
Mr Malcolm J Davies (30-May-2016)
"I can't quite believe I paid less than £6 for this. It is a femme fatale of a wine: dark, sophisticated, complex, easy to get lost in. The colour is almost black, and the flavours are earthy as well as fruity. Lovely with our very tasty mushroom risotto."
Professor Alan Hertz (28-May-2016)
The Wine Gang (7th Dec 2016)
popular wine at our festivals this year and a firm favourite with Society
customers, this is indeed a great value red from one of Chile's flagship
grapes, Carmenère. Juicy and plummy with some dried fruit concentration and a
chocolatey richness to finish. It isn't complex but it's a humdinger of a
bargain if you want a red that doesn't taste too cheap to please the masses
this festive season. 86/100 The Wine Gang"
Mr Leonard Drake (12-Aug-2016)
Mr John Howard (11-Aug-2016)
"An excellent everyday all round red from Chile. The 2014 lacks some of the stylish characteristics of the 2013 vintage but still delivers great value for money - Highly recommended"
Mr Malcolm J Davies (19-Feb-2016)
"The very first bottle that we've opened from our very first order! A nice wine. Not too gutsy so great for when you're looking for a wine that's easy to drink."
Mrs Michelle Turner (26-Jan-2016)
"Easy drinking wine and really great value for money. Very smooth with a slight tangy after note which makes this wine more memorable than others. It has a port like quality. Would definitely recommend this wine."
Miss Hannah Darnley (20-Dec-2015)
"Def agrees with my wifes and my palette."
Mr Colin Watford (05-Dec-2015)
"My favourite red wine at the moment. Lovely full and smooth flavour. Great value. I always make sure to have some in the house."
Mr Jerry Obeney (26-Sep-2015)
"My first encounter with this grape and very impressed, particularly at this price point. An explosion of blackcurrant on the nose leads to a smooth and fruity finish. Very new world and very drinkable - and very well priced. Buy."
Mr Ben Delaney (19-Sep-2015)
"We have enjoyed this wine over a number of years and it has always been very reliable. Having not ordered a bottle for a while, the latest delivery was a reminder of how great this is for the price. I find it very fruity with a taste of cloves and spice and it really is a delicious bottle. In fact, I would say it was one of best value bottles of wine currently available. Well done and will be ordering more."
Mr Christopher Collins (12-Sep-2015)
"This has to be one of the best value-for-money wines on The Society's list, offering a full bodied, dark, fruity, rich wine but only at 13.5%. An excellent alternative for New World lovers of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mr Graham Francis (02-Sep-2015)
"Not quite what the 2013 vintage was, but still very enjoyable and excellent value for money - agree with the BBQ accompaniment suggestion below."
Mr Julian Christopher (11-Jul-2015)
"Enjoyed this over 3 days. In fact, tasted best on the third day which was quite surprising for a wine at this price point. It went so well with barbecued ribeye and sirloin steaks. Lovely sweetness of dark berry fruit and some really nice oak flavour. It's smooth and has good depth. Perfect barbecue wine. Very, very good value for money."
Mr Adrian French (05-Jul-2015)
"So fruity you could dip toast in it."
Mr David Priestley (02-Jun-2015)
"Good drinking wine - simple and full bodied. A little heavy perhaps, but overall very quaffable."
Mr Michael Betteridge (30-Apr-2015)
"£69 a case is a steal. But never mind that, it is delicious and the bottle I open in preference to many other "Wine Soc" purchases in the rack."
Mr Christopher M Ward (28-Jan-2015)
"Like Mr Watts I'm going against the tide opinion. This is a solid, smooth, black fruited entirely drinkable wine with a pleasant savoury mildly drying finish. However, that's it. Its not complex, long or interesting. At £6, maybe I shouldnt expect more, but for 1-2 pounds more there is a plethora of infinitely more memorable wines at the Society. Having said all of that, Mrs Dodd loves it and I've bought another half dozen!"
Dr Philip Dodd (22-Jan-2015)
"Far more depth and character than you'd have the right to expect for the price. An excellent everyday red for drinking on a winter's night by the fire - will reorder."
Mr Julian Christopher (21-Jan-2015)
"To my mind this wine is trying a little too hard to be better than the price point it sits at. I think it suffers because of it. The result; too many big clashing flavours. Perhaps I should have decanted it. But I personally won't be ordering more. To be balanced, Olly Smith is right when he mentions stew. I used the second bottle in a stew and it worked a treat. And reading the other reviews, I am clearly in a minority with my opinion. At this price, it is likely worth a punt to see if you like it. Not least to prove me wrong."
Mr Tom Watts (14-Jan-2015)
"Where did it go ? i'm sure I had a full bottle a minute ago....Medium to full bodied, not overpowering, good quality and price. I shall be buying more."
Mr Frederick Matthews (03-Jan-2015)
"A very nice wine, all be it a bit sharp to start with. Definitely need to let this one breathe, lots of blackberry."
Mr Craig Owen (13-Dec-2014)
"This is a delightful wine, full of character but easy on the palate. Delightful for quaffing on its own or drinking with a meal, and stunningly good value. I have tried other Carmeneres - none match this one."
Revd Maurice Stanton-Saringer (22-Nov-2014)
"Dark smooth red wine. Good quality and remarkable value."
Dr John Baston (23-Aug-2014)
"Having only paid £5.75 for this particular bottle, the Lascar 2013, I didn’t know what to expect but I found it to be a reasonably nice if slightly sweet and everyone who tried it agreed. Sticking my nose in the glass there was a pronounced earthy aroma, it was very vegetal with leather and tobacco, reminiscent of Merlot but with attitude. On first sip it was on the sweet side but not overly so, medium bodied, juicy ripe blackberries with some cherry like flavours. The earthiness comes though along with smoke and tobacco and a little spice.
Overall for the price, excellent value !
Mr David Cronin (04-Aug-2014)
"What a wonderful wine, unbelievable value and never fails to impress."
Mr Anthony Quinn (25-Jun-2014)
"Agree with previous reviews, this is good wine which 'more than' delivers at this price point. Clean, fresh nose with summer fruit palate and a silky, soft finish. Great VFM and would definitely purchase again."
Mr David J Slater (21-Jun-2014)
"Exceptional value for money: smooth, fruity and interesting. If I had paid 3 times the amount I would still consider it good value."
Mr Conal Whyte (12-Jun-2014)
"I have to admit that I was genuinely taken aback by the quality of this wine. It had an intensely smooth mouthfeel and character that made it pleasant to hold in the mouth where it evoked juicy blackberries and has a slightly surprising sweet minerality on the finish that was reminiscent of salted caramel. After my first glass I immediately regretted only buying the single bottle, and resolved to buy a whole case as soon as I get the chance."
Mr Thomas Gilliford (30-May-2014)
"Second review of this outstanding wine. Ruby red in colour, very attractive sweet berry fruit bouquet. Very up front fruity mouthful with a long sweet finish. Great with spicy meat dishes such sausage and pasta. Agree with Mr Creighton, more full bodied than medium. Disagree with my original review: much more new world than claret. This is lovely wine that may improve with a year or so laid down. The WS description is absolutely correct: tastes expensive, but costs cheap. If you do not buy this you are missing out on a great bargain."
Mr Mark Jones (08-May-2014)
"Fruit pretty sweet. Depending on mood, one can find this a bit much, but one's certainly getting a lot for a low price."
Professor John L Moles (06-May-2014)
"Just drank a glass or two of this and I was quite surprised and very pleased. I believe this is exceptonal value. It is described as medium bodied, I think it more towards full bodied. It is soft, full of fruit and very drinkable. I have paid much more for wine I enjoyed much less."
Mr Graeme Creighton (03-May-2014)
"Drank some of this stuff at the weekend. Yum Yum."
Mr Fred Wiggins (08-Apr-2014)
"Very full and forward, rich and expressive. Extremely good value even by Chilean standards. Like a good claret, only at half the price."
Mr Mark Jones (22-Feb-2014)
"Fantastic value for money, the wine has soft ripe fruit with great character. Complemented a steak and kidney pudding. Highly recommended."
Mr Malcolm J Davies (10-Feb-2014)
The Mail on Sunday (9th Nov 2014)
"Value of the week:
Sleek and easy with dark fruit flavours and a mellow spicy twist. Spot on for a
warming stew. - Olly Smith"
"This is now our standard go-to red, great value and very fruity"
Mr Jonathan Taylor (12-Aug-2016)
"Just joined the Society. This was the first wine out of my first case. Lucky me! Superb."
Mr Roderick Landman (02-Dec-2013)
"Excellent value this has become one of our favourites"
Mr Donald Beaton (25-Nov-2013)
"A pleasurable, easy to drink wine I enjoy when catching up with mates."
Mr Gordon Follows (31-Oct-2013)
"Never fails to impress. Would buy over and over. Excellent value."
Mr Nigel Day (25-Oct-2013)
"Just had some of this with black pudding and mustard. They went well together. We both really enjoyed the wine and when there is room in our 'cellar' wardrobe. We will order again."
Mr David Eden (10-Aug-2013)
"Luscious and soft but not lazy on the tongue - just too good for any offering from the French - which I never buy now. Delicious and at my sort of price."
Mr John P Metcalf (08-Jul-2013)
"Very nice - excellent value. Would definitely buy again."
Mr Thomas James (22-Apr-2013)
"Great Chilean wine, excellent fruit on the nose and palate. Highly recommend and a great compliment with lamb or a simple steak pie. Purchased from Montreuil, great savings can be made - enjoy!"
Mr Malcolm J Davies (09-Jan-2013)
"This well rounded red is excellent value. Like others have said, big on the palate with soft fruits but with a subtle acidity. Good to drink on its own or with food."
Mr Philip Merrin (07-Sep-2012)
"Delightfully rounded on the palate with strong plum and berry notes. A truly excellent example of this fine grape. A really wonderful buy at this price."
Professor Stuart Billingham (28-Aug-2012)
"Great value, fragrant and full bodied; the taste is extremely pleasant."
Mr Jeremy Lao (23-Aug-2012)
"Loved this one at a very good price."
Mr Ernest Sweeney (29-Jun-2012)
"Bought this for my wife, she prefers a more fruity style of red to my preferred Rhones.
Actually quite liked it myself, plummy but not too Merlot like. Plenty of body and a hint of spice at a very fair price makes this an excellent "glugger"."
Mr David Chippendale (28-Jun-2012)
"Received a bottle in a mixed case of wine! Was lovely! Bargain at the price."
Mr James Macpherson (16-Jun-2012)
"Really enjoyed this. An unexpected pleasure even the wife liked. Having bought Chilean wine on several occasions I continue to be delighted with the quality and the price."
Mr Douglas P McHugh (26-May-2012)
"This was a rich, deep, flavoursome wine which was an unexpected bargain for the price. Bought as part of the under £6 promotion and bought another three after tasting it!"
Mr Martin Hart (14-May-2012)
"Perfectly adequate cheap Chilean. You pretty much know what you're going to get; something potent with fruit & a hint of darkness, and indeed that's what it delivers, with perhaps a touch too much alcohol for comfort. Still, perfectly drinkable & quite pleasant."
Mr Andrew Tulloch (22-Apr-2012)
"Absolutely Awesome, best "value" wine I have bought in ages, shed loads of fruit and flavors, easy drinking and would compliment any meat or cheese. Please don't buy it I want another case :)"
Mr Stuart Maskery (26-Feb-2012)
"This wine continues to be astonishing value for money. Not so good on its own; the nose was not impressive - though that may be my defective nose - and the finish can be a little sour. But it is excellent with food, with slightly smoky, floral overtones of a competent Aus Cabernet-Shiraz or a petit-chateau claret, either of which, if comparable, would be at twice the price. I tried it with cold chicken and dressed green salad, and to my surprise it worked very well. A little less alcoholic than many New World alternatives - surely an advantage."
Dr Christopher Currie (29-Jan-2012)
"It may be cheap but it is very good. I have just ordered another case."
Mr Edward Spooner (16-Jan-2012)
"A very good wine for the price. Quite rounded and flavoursome, fruity and satisfying, with taste of stone fruit and a residual sweetness. An excellent find!"
Dr George R Caird (19-Nov-2011)
"Nice, fruity wine, with reasonable length, which was a surprise at the price! Possibly a little on the sweet side for a red, but that doesn't detract from the overall gluggability and enjoyment. A perfect accompaniment to watching the Golf last night!"
Mr James R Eblett (15-Aug-2011)
"Not as good as 2009. It is still an ok wine for the price."
Mr Benjamin Chinweokwu (21-Jun-2011)
"Very pleasant, warming carmenere. My favourite Chilean varietal and this is a good example for the price."
Mr David Wesson (30-Aug-2010)
"A full bodied wine with a smooth aftertaste which is very versatile with many kinds of food including red meats and pasta. Recommended"
Bernard T Hawcroft Esq (15-Mar-2010)
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