The latest report from the prestigious British magazine: Decanter has been released, and in the section, Chilean Carmenère: Results from the Tasting Panel, a list of scores was revealed for over 80 wines tasted at the end of last year. In this list, Viña Tarapacá stood out with 91 points as well as a Highly Recommended label.
Gran Reserva Tarapacá Carmenère 2017 from the Maipo Valley, stood out on this occasion, following it being tasted by three magazine experts: Peter Richards, Alistair Cooper and Dirceu Vianna Junior. The critics awarded the wine whit a score of 91 points and described it with the following tasting note:
“Elegant, sleek, ripe dark fruit and a hint of wood smoke. It’s seductive and youthful, a chocolate and cassis delight. There’s pleasant fruit concentration with blueberry pie and spice. Cool and well made. There’s lots of wine here”.
In the report, the three Masters of Wine highlighted how the variety is noted for its character and balance. After tasting over 80 wines, and awarding this score for Gran Reserva Tarapacá Carmenère 2017, they reflected upon the outstanding winemaking quality of the wine which belongs to a winery with over 140 years of history and tradition.