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Viña Tarapacá Carménère Gran Reserva 2007

Member Review by LudvigMornesten:

Fantastic purple colour, excellent nose with strong notes of pepper, black fruit and ripe plums. Extremly well balanced medium-bodied wine, ready to drink or save for up to 15 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 Carménère Gran Reserva

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Snooth User: LudvigMornesten
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4.00 5
01/19/2011

Fantastic purple colour, excellent nose with strong notes of pepper, black fruit and ripe plums. Extremly well balanced medium-bodied wine, ready to drink or save for up to 15 years...


Snooth User: Xabruzzi
1730208
3.00 5
04/30/2009

Opaque deep ruby in colour, this Carmenère displays aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, smoky cedar, and a hint of mustard. It's dry, medium full-bodied with bold flavours of black fruit, smoky cedar, and red pepper jelly balanced by medium acidity and mouth-coating tannins, all leading to a warm medium-long finish. A very attractive companion for rare beef or rich lamb dishes. (LCBO)


Snooth User: igb
2095746
4.50 5
07/12/2009

Wine Tidings May/June 09 issue: purple-black; spicy, floral, pepper; richly extracted, blackberry-blackcurrant;full on the palate with a dry, tobacco leaf finish; Good length. Sweet fruit, California style


Snooth User: jim43nj
2107073
4.00 5
07/06/2009

Four glasses




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