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Tabalí Reserva Carménère 2012

Limari Valley, Chile

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Dense and intense red in colour.  Truffles, mushrooms, tealeaves and green tomato aromas are evident on the nose and the palate exhibits smoky notes, red fruit and vanilla from the use of barrels. Tannins are smooth and juicy providing a fine long finish.

Situated in one of the northernmost vineyard regions in Chile, approaching the edge of the Atacama Desert, Tabalí commands a unique location in the heart of the Limarí Valley.  The local ‘Camanchaca’ fog blankets the Limarí area each morning, and afternoon coastal breezes bring cool air, which moderates the ripening of the grapes.  The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality.  

The dynamic young team lead by Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have already scooped a cabinet full of the wine world’s most prestigious trophies.  Tabalí has the honour of stewardship of the Limarí Valley’s most significant archaeological sites, the mystical ‘Valle del Encanto’ (‘Enchanted Valley’), which borders their vineyards.  A sacred site of the ancient Molle and Diaguita culture, the many rock drawings and carved Tacita stones depict an ancient way of life. The Tabalí mask logo has been taken from one of these rock carvings, which can only be seen at certain times of day when the sun’s alignment makes them magically appear.

The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.  It then remains in the bottle for another 6 months prior to release.

2005 vintage, IWC 2007, Silver medal.

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Alcohol: 14%
Style: Dark, ripe, punchy
Closure: Screwtop
Drink by: 2018


Curious Review


Deep, deep in colour, almost black, big coloured tears on glass.

Big black fruit, black cherry, blackcurrant, touch of pencil shavings.

Again, big ripe black fruit, lots of fruit sweetness but sourness on finish to compensate. Smooth and rich, chocolately tannins, blackcurrant and vanilla spice on good length.

Big, powerful, blockbuster style.

Mike, Mar 2009 (2007 vintage)

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