Review: Los Vascos Grande Reserve Carménère 2015

A remarkably elegant Chilean Carmenere from one of the world's most famous winemaking families.
Los Vascos Grande Reserve Carmenere
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Reviewed on 08-02-2018
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Rating B+
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Rapel Valley
Central Valley
Chile
ABV 14%
Price $17.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Host/Hostess Gifting, Sipping Without Food, Weekday Dinner Pairings

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Carménère

The Full Review

This is an elegant Chilean Carmémère from the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (the family who own the famous Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux). Typical of Chilean Carmémère, it has aromas of coffee and cocoa power – but with intensity and nuances that could be mistaken for an old-world wine. Flavors are intense and include ripe cherries, spice, and only a hint of green bell pepper. This wine is like a Chilean student who studied in Paris, picked up a French accent and developed a habit for quoting Sartre. Drink it on its own or pair it will grilled meats.