Full Review

Tagua Tagua

Tagua Tagua
2017 Reserva, Carmenère, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .29%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Tagua Tagua
2017 Reserva, Carmenère, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .29%
Dusty black violet color. Fruity aromas of crushed blackberry, freshly turned earth, sweet tea, and pimento with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, buoyant peppercorns and grilled peppers and onions finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy, fruit-forward Carmenère with that will be a good match to grilled fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Complex & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: crushed blackberry, freshly turned earth, sweet tea, and pimento
Taste Flavor: peppercorns and grilled peppers and onions
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Hanger Steak, Grilled Peppers, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruit-forward Carmenère with that will be a good match to grilled fare.

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.