RKS Wine 2023: Carménère From Terra Pura in Chile

Aromatics: Raspberry jam, strawberry, blueberry and a hint of dark chocolate.

Palate: The tannins are light and the acids are behaving themselves. Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry with a medium brackish finish.

Personality: I am a good Carménère and proud of it. I am a bit rough on the edges which just might suit your palate and the food you are eating. Like when you are watching the Superbowl defiantly refusing to drink beer I will be a good match for chili and pizza. Who can argue with chili and Chile!

Food match: Good with burgers, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs.

Cellarbility: Give this wine until the end of 2023 to start smoothing out. Drink by 2026.

In a nutshell: Carménère may run the gamut from rough to elegant. This one is a bit gruff but an Alanis Morrissette “Jagged Little Pill” it is not. Good utilitarian wine with many foods.

Price: $18.95 (Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 88/100.

(Terra Pura Single Vineyard Carménère 2019, D.O. Valle de Colchagua, Terrapura, Santiao de Chile, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 27210, 750 mL,14%).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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