Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2012, Maipo Valley

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Carmenere Carmenere
Maipo Valley, Chile

$17.95 (57513)

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March 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

If you like carmenere you will not find better authenticity anywhere under $20. The nose absolutely soars here - an...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Earthy wine with hints of mushroom and dried leaves. Many bodies with a bounty of fruit that is dominated by plum and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe and jammy yet green, herbal and vegetal with a sheen of chocolaty oak spice - not a particularly compelling...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is delicious, textbook Carmenère. The alluring aromas are complex and multi-layered, with fresh butter, cured and roasted meat, dark purple fruit, black pepper, oak, oregano, and candle wax, and the fantastic sweet-savoury combination deepens on the palate with the introduction of characteristic green pepper, which becomes more and more prominent without ever overwhelming, more Italian herbs, and additional creamy lactic elements. With this flavour profile, amplified by excellent length and structural balance, it's a gorgeously rich expression of one of Chile's signature grapes.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Savoury and meaty aromas of medium+ intensity with notions of new oak, blue fruit and some greenness. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with firm, dusty tannins. Flavours of green, herbal and eucalypt. Has very good, balanced acids and medium-long finish. Tasted Oct/2014.

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