Viña Tarapacá

Gran Reserva Valle del Maipo Carménère

8.853 ratings
8.46 pro ratings
Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby with purple; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, stewed black cherry, black plum, cacao, baking spices, vanilla, cedar; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of cooked black fruit, green herbs, baking spices; medium finish, concentrated flavors , but aromas dispersed as it sat out

Deep ruby with purple; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, stewed black cherry, black plum, cacao, baking spices, vanilla, cedar; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of cooked black fruit, green herbs, baking spices; medium finish, concentrated flavors , but aromas dispersed as it sat out

May 5th, 2019
Tia Subramanian

Why

May 5th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

When you have a birthday party for a 2 year old, the adults need to drink better than juice boxes...

Damn tasty stuff!

When you have a birthday party for a 2 year old, the adults need to drink better than juice boxes...

Damn tasty stuff!

Jan 26th, 2019
Frank Rotello

Bramble, beef jerky and soy sauce on the nose. I know!? But very noticeable black fruits on palette. Clean tannins. Kiss of spice. Paired with steak.

Bramble, beef jerky and soy sauce on the nose. I know!? But very noticeable black fruits on palette. Clean tannins. Kiss of spice. Paired with steak.

Oct 17th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Deep ruby with a pronounced capsicum note on the nose, giving way to blueberry and nicely balanced black cherry and blackberry. Medium tannin. Pleasant but nothing special.

Deep ruby with a pronounced capsicum note on the nose, giving way to blueberry and nicely balanced black cherry and blackberry. Medium tannin. Pleasant but nothing special.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

Dried herbs, black fruit, and spice. M acid, body and round tannin. Long balanced finish. Both chocolate and vanilla on the palate.

Dried herbs, black fruit, and spice. M acid, body and round tannin. Long balanced finish. Both chocolate and vanilla on the palate.

Nov 2nd, 2017
MaJ CappS

Decanter gives this a fair nod, and I can see why.

Cocao powdered tomato stalk wafting in this fall air.
Horehound candy, mint and dark chocolate. Freshly rolled cigar. Mint plum.
A very well put together Carmenere, sophisticated even, pardon me, it do you have any grey poupon?

Decanter gives this a fair nod, and I can see why.

Cocao powdered tomato stalk wafting in this fall air.
Horehound candy, mint and dark chocolate. Freshly rolled cigar. Mint plum.
A very well put together Carmenere, sophisticated even, pardon me, it do you have any grey poupon?

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2017
Isaac Tannenbaum

Definitely spicy, like a spiced coffee rub with deep savoury notes. Heat. There was some fruit in it, but not sour or acidic—I guess that might be jammy? It was really a delicious wine. Maybe red or black fruit jam. Very light. But amazing spiciness and rich jerkiness to it. Damn near umami.

Will definitely have again. Could have had a bit more body, but that might just be a personal taste I’m looking for. Not sure.

Definitely spicy, like a spiced coffee rub with deep savoury notes. Heat. There was some fruit in it, but not sour or acidic—I guess that might be jammy? It was really a delicious wine. Maybe red or black fruit jam. Very light. But amazing spiciness and rich jerkiness to it. Damn near umami.

Will definitely have again. Could have had a bit more body, but that might just be a personal taste I’m looking for. Not sure.

Aug 13th, 2019
Deb Dellaposta

Called Cabernet on this, major green notes but not high tannins

Called Cabernet on this, major green notes but not high tannins

May 19th, 2019
Adam B
8.2

Round fruity nose; straw; quickly resting and smoothing out on pallette.

Round fruity nose; straw; quickly resting and smoothing out on pallette.

Mar 16th, 2019