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Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 Wine Review

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013

Maipo Valley, Chile

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Viña Tarapacá

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

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.

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

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This Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 was reviewed on September 17, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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  • BCLDB
  • 894253
  • $16.82 
  • 12 bottles

Reviews and Ratings

Carola Price rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The nose is cigar and clove with some pencil shavings. Very soft fruit but it's still young. Chocolate and blackberry with currant and tobacco on the finish. Medium long finish with alcohol slightly overpowering the fruit. This is a great value wine. Pair with beef in mushroom sauce or a simple grilled steak and vegetables.
Drink or hold to 5 years.
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark fruit and cedar on the nose. Full bodied with dark fruit and spice. Nice spicy and tart finish lingering. Nice wine, good value.
Tasted April 3/16
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Fresh berry aromas, a bit of blackberry and raspberry. Medium bodied, smooth, but with some young tannins. Slight spice on the finish, which lingers. Great for pork tenderloin.
Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

I've always loved Tarapaca's tendency to age their wines a bit more than most producers before releasing it. Smoothness, ripeness are critical elements to achieve with Carmenere and they did it. Great work.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark garnet colour. Attractive nose with fresh black fruits, dark chocolate and subtle herbal notes. Nice balance of crisp acidity and sweet fruit on the velvetty smooth palate. Herbal, cigar box notes linger on the finish. The tannins are firm, yet ripe.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Spices and wild fruits. Raspberry and blackberry, allspice, star anise. Hot on the palate and peppery.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Carmenere from the Maipo valley in Chile presents aromas of blackberry, chocolate and grilled bell pepper. The body and acidity work in tandem with one another. Flavours consist of black fruit with green herbaceous notes on the finish. To balance out the herbaceous finish, this wine would pair well with grilled steak and sautéed bell pepper. Tasted April 3, 2016.
Devon rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

I was tempted to give this wine a higher rating but I found the alcohol a bit abrasive on the finish. I also found that you really had to work to get past the smoked bell pepper and tomato notes. But once past the dominant tones vanilla, coffee, black berry and black pepper appeared which helped to balance out the wine. For those who love the green style Carmenere this will be very pleasing. I would pair it with anything with tomato sauce, especially if you have some fresh parsley with it. Also a quinoa stuffed bell pepper with some charring from the BBQ.
The 2013 vintage of this wine is a blend of 93% Carmenère and 7% Syrah grapes. The Gran Reserva is a blend of Carmenere grapes are grown in different parcels of vineyards in the Maipo Valley. Polished tannins with a crisp finish. - Community Wine Reviews

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