Huaquen Reserva Carmenère 2015, Colchagua Valley Chile

£13.95

Coming from the Tutunjian family (the maker’s of one of our most popular ranges: Apaltagua) Huaquen is the entry level into these incredible winemaker’s portfolio. This 100% Carmenère comes from Chile’s prime region for Carmenère, Colchagua. This Carmenère is incredible value for money, something that the winemaker’s always hit the mark on. The grapes are hand harvested to ensure only the best quality grapes make the cut. There is also some oak ageing here but just enough to bring the wine together.

Tasting notes

Intense and rich purple in the glass. On the nose this is unmistakeably Carmenère. Starting with smoky and peppery black fruit, this evolves over drinking into cocoa, coffee, cherry and a kiss of tobacco. The palate is powerful yet refined, with remarkable balance for a wine of this style and price. The tannins are delicately smooth and the finish lingers on the palate.

ABV

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Closure

Cork

Decant from

Thirty minutes before serving

Drink from

2018 – 2022

Food match

BBQ steak, beef casserole

Producer

Huaquen

Varietal

Carmenere

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