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%).