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Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015

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There are 11 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

FBS, David Lawrason
This has a very fragrant nose of lifted cranberry/currant, roasted red pepper, light oak spice and toast. It is medium weight, nicely structured and almost creamy, with intense, sour and green-edged flavours. A bit dry and I wanted more length, but still decent value. Tasted November 2017FBS, DL88, NM90
Jane Staples 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
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.
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.
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
Colin McKone 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.
Jennifer Havers 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.
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
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.
Melanie Lloyd 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

Natalie's Review

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile: 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. Drink: 2017-2020. 57513 14% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 5, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine  Full Review




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