Full Review

Tagua Tagua

Tagua Tagua
2017 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .22%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Tagua Tagua
2017 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .22%
Dusty ruby black color. Fruity, alliaceous aromas of blueberry tart, espresso,thyme, grilled shallot, and dark chocolate with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, easy cherry jam finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A palate-pleasing Carmenère with big fruit balanced by table-friendly herbal notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: blueberry tart, espresso,thyme, grilled shallot, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: cherry jam
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate-pleasing Carmenère with big fruit balanced by table-friendly herbal notes.

The Producer

Bodegas Tagua Tagua S.P.A.

The Producer
Avda Nueva Costanera 4229, Oficina Parma
santiago,
Chile
56 992-269-2342

Carmenere

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Carmenère is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Chile. It was originally thought to be Merlot that was brought over from Bordeaux in the 19th century, but in the mid-1990s, research proved it was not Merlot, but indeed Carmenère, which had been thought of as extinct.

Top examples originate from the warm Maipo and Colchagua valleys in Chile; the wines are medium- to medium-full in body and offer red cherry fruit along with distinct pepper, tobacco and brown spice aromas and flavors. While early versions were rather bitter, recent examples have displayed great balance and refinement.

Enjoy Carmenère between three to seven years after the vintage date in most cases. The wines pair well with most red meats and are especially enjoyable with heartier fare, such as grilled meats and game.