Though it is often only used for blending in Bordeaux, the Carménère is Chile´s flagship grape. Nothing is more emblematic of Chilean viticulture than the Carménère. Until the 1990s, however, this varietal was widely mistaken for Merlot and marketed accordingly. A classic Chilean Carménère has aromas of Cassis and freshly cut grass, and is a vibrant, full-bodied tasting experience.