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Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015 Wine Review

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015

Maipo Valley, Chile

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 16

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Viña Tarapacá

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Stunningly great value! So juicy and savoury, lip-smackingly delicious. Lusciously rich and velvet-textured with fleshy sweetly ripe black plums in this classic Chilean red wine. The wine is matured in both American and French barrels for 8 months. Mocha-chocolate finish. Pair with grilled chicken.

Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, game, pork, turkey with heavy sauce.

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This Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015 was reviewed on January 5, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A fragrant Carmenere from Chile's Maipo Valley. Full-bodied with delicious flavours of ripe and dark fruit, herbal and spicy notes- excellent balance and smooth tannins-lingering spicy mocha finish. Pair with your next prime rib or roast lamb to kick things up a notch. Fantastic value.
Tasted Jan. 2019
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, cassis, ink, cedar and chocolate. It is full bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins with flavours of cooked red fruit and black pepper. This will pair nicely with grilled red meats. Tasted on March 11, 2018.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Rich spice, red and black plum fruit, vanilla, crushed rose petal, aussie black licorice and sweet earth. A stunning value. 90 points.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich and earthy. An evolving bouquet featuring, cassis, blackcurrant, dried fruit, baking spice, wine tipped cigars and leather. Flavours are big, juicy and very fruit forward. Dark plum, cherry compote, milk chocolate and prunes. Cayenne pepper heat at the back. Medium plus acidity, tannins and body with a suede-like finish. Pair with lamb or roast duck. 89 points - Tasted March 11th, 2018
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Velvety, yes. Cooked plum and blueberry jam, milk chocolate with tons of baking spice and a bit of sweet tobacco. But not too sweet. Love it, full of flavor and a great deal.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of cedar and black tea come forward first on the nose followed by dark berries. In terms of flavours, the dark berries follow through on the palate, the tannins are structured but well incorporated, and there is a nice long cocoa finish.

Tasted November 2017
Simon Chen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

the smell is funky with very green pepper and tea aromas but on the palate it has descent fruits. Med- structure and med finish
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Lots of ripe dark berry on the nose along with some herbaceous notes and a bit of smoke. Fuller bodied, smooth tannin and fruit forward on the palate. Enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Cedar and plum notes on the nose and palate with some mocha appearing on the moderate tannins. Tasted March 2018.
Luc Delorme rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

This Chilean Carmenere opens up with some plum and slightly herbaceous notes on the nose. The plum takes over on the palate, with some vanilla coming through on the finish. While I wansn’t too impressed by the nose, the wine drinks quite pleasantly.

The mouthfeel is quite full, round an juicy. Tannins are subtle and acidity is mild. A nice, easy to drink wine; certainly a crowd pleaser.
Fantastic value for this dry, lush and juicy, full-bodied Chilean Carmenère form the Maipo Valley. Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva (2015) is a savoury, ripe black plum and mocha on the palate. - Community Wine Reviews

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