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Viña Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra 2005

Member Review by cyril:

Nose of Green pepper plant, typically Chilean. Powerful Aroma of blackcurrant and blackberry. The wood aging comes to stirring. On the palate, the attack on more mature fruit than on the plant. Melted, no aggressive acidity, drought or barrel. Lively and very well done. Tasting date: 15 January 2011 Maturity: Drink now Opinion on the maturity: A lot of fun today. No evidence of evolution. May still take several years

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Viña Tarapaca:
Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala came into being in the nineteenth century, in 1874, and was then named "VIÑA DE ROJAS" after its founder, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a well-known businessman of that period. With fine vines imported from France, Don Francisco established the vineyard on the foothills of the Andes Mountains, planting grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Ve... Read more
Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala came into being in the nineteenth century, in 1874, and was then named "VIÑA DE ROJAS" after its founder, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a well-known businessman of that period. With fine vines imported from France, Don Francisco established the vineyard on the foothills of the Andes Mountains, planting grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot for red wine, and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for white wine. Later, under the ownership of Mr. Antonio Zavala, the winery became "Viña Zavala". When Antonio Zavala and his wife split up, she received the estate as part of the divorce settlement. Mrs. Zavala´s lawyer at that time was Don Arturo Alessandri, known as the "Lion of Tarapacá". In recognition of Alessandris services, the estate was renamed "Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala". In 1992, when the Fósforos Group - an important Chilean holding engaged in agroindustry, forestry and trade - took control over the winemaking operations of Viña Tarapacá, a decision was made to launch an ambitious development program targeted at international markets, backed by the estates "Century-Old Tradition" and the prestige it had won in the domestic market. To that end, Viña Tarapacá acquired "El Rosario de Naltagua", a 2,600-ha estate located in the Maipo Valley, of which 600 ha are flatlands irrigated by the Maipo River. With this acquisition, one of the main goals of the development program was achieved: to offer customers increasingly larger volumes of fine wines made by Viña Tarapacá. In addition to being one of the leading wineries in the Chilean market, Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala has become today one of the largest exporters in the country, reaching more than 60 countries. HistoryLocationPlanting and ProcessPhilosophy Reserva PrivadaGran ReservaNatura PlusGran TarapacáTerroirLate HarvestLeón de TarapacáSarmientos de TarapacáCosecha TarapacáSparkling Wines ZavalaReserva PrivadaGran ReservaNatura PlusGran TarapacáTerroirLate HarvestVarietal Read less

Member Reviews for Viña Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra

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Snooth User: cyril
127774374
3.50 5
01/15/2011

Nose of Green pepper plant, typically Chilean. Powerful Aroma of blackcurrant and blackberry. The wood aging comes to stirring. On the palate, the attack on more mature fruit than on the plant. Melted, no aggressive acidity, drought or barrel. Lively and very well done. Tasting date: 15 January 2011 Maturity: Drink now Opinion on the maturity: A lot of fun today. No evidence of evolution. May still take several years


Snooth User: guilly94
177544186
3.50 5
05/18/2009

Appearance: Ruby-red with purple disc. Tears take a little time to form, are close to medium spaced out, but clear. Smell: Fleshy and sweet, gives amoras of spices and blueberries. Taste: Perfect acidity but a slightly low sugar content. Has a lot of earth and blueberries. Hints of paprica and cinnamon. It dies slowly in the mouth leaving a soft bitterness at the end. Overall: Though a very good Carmenère, I was expecting a lot more as the winery has produced some great chardonnays , cabernets and even carmenères. It is still very affordable and excellent choice in the price range.


Snooth User: gabehorn
1749004
4.50 5
01/06/2010

Awesome Carmenere for the price!!!! Total hit at the holidays..... Now our city is out! What to do!!!


Snooth User: Marcost
9705224
4.00 5
11/12/2008

Four glasses




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