Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 by Viña Tarapacá

IMG_0753 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good plus wine with ripe black plums and cassis over baking spice, dried mint and tobacco notes. The wine has medium plus tannins that are round and grippy bringing balance with the medium minus acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and very good complexity in its youth. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Hold for 2-3 years then drink for 5-7 years.

http://tarapaca.webfactional.com/en/gran-reserva-cabernet-english

Gran Reserva Syrah 2008 by Viña Tarapacá

IMG_0584 Grape variety: 100% Syrah

Very good wine with mixed black and red cherries over floral note with violets, sweet green herbs and lastly pepper and anise on the finish, the wine has good complexity. Fruit concentration and intensity is medium plus. The medium tannins are grippy but well integrated. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drinking well now and for the next 4-5 years.

http://www.tarapaca.cl/our_wines/gran_reserva/syrah.html

Tara Pakay 2008 by Viña Tarapacá

Grape Varieties: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah.

Very Good + wine with great complexity of red and dark berries on the palate. The nose includes baking spice and touch of sweet herbs. The ripe tannins and 15%+ alc need time to integrate with the oak. This wine will hold for 10+ years and only improve.

http://www.undurraga.cl/Sitio/en/pdf/th_carignan.pdf