Chilean Cabernet Malbec Carmenere Wine Kit - RJS Cru Select
An intense blend of boldly different grapes, this wine boasts blackberry, black pepper and cedar notes from the Cabernet, along with the bold tannins of that grape. Adding to these, the deep crimson, dark cherry, red fruits and berry notes of Carmenere and the Damson plum, violets, and blackcurrant aromas of the Malbec provide bold, punchy fruit, which gives way leathery notes and a smoky, spicy finish of dark chocolate and tobacco. Although it ages beautifully, firmly restraint on the tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.
Drink with grilled beef, meat pizza, or dark chocolate.
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I wasn’t going to say anything about this problem because I was still able to successfully brew the wine, but you are asking me to submit a review so here it is.
When I opened the kit I found a substantial amount of juice scattered around the container. The kit was properly sealed so I can only guess the juice was spilled when your supplier was filling it. This isn’t the first time this has happened, but it surely is the worst I’ve seen. I couldn’t use the straining bag supplied in the kit because it was saturated with juice; the directions were saturated as well. Some of the juice escaped from the kit and was present in the shipping container as well.
I know this is not your fault but you really should talk to your supplier. I emphasize that I’m happy with the results of the brew so bottom line it was successful. I wanted to send a couple of photos but I don’t see a way to include them in this review.
fermented and twice racked and in clearing stage now. wait a couple weeks to filter and bottle. I spilled a little into a glass on the second rack. Tasted yummy even raw and very young. I am confident this blend will be great next spring!
Wine arrived safely, anxiously waiting to start this batch!
Although new to wine making, only made 60 gal of red/white, I think this wine is outstanding and will keep this blend as a favorite.