Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Apaltagua Maule Valley (Chile) 2015 Carmenère Rosé Reserva

Apaltagua Maule Valley (Chile) 2015 Carmenère Rosé Reserva, $10.99-$12.99, 86 points, poured the lightest of Salmon pink trailing water clear at the glass edge.
The not so good aroma was a bit rubber-like (dissipating) with hints of soft strawberry and a developing floral note.
Crisp, acidic, and light with subtle flavors of lime, lemon zest, and tangerine.
Finished dry, tart, spicy (best attribute), with rather neutral flavors accented by lingering melon rind and a near balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired fine with my Philly-steak bomb.
Some will want to know that the closure was a screw-cap.


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  1. Yikes! Burnt rubber usually means the wine has a fault...or it's a Pinotage :)

    1. VG: Ha! Pinotage :)
      Not burnt, just :rubbery".