03/02/2020 – Tabali, Carmenère Pedregoso 2017

(2020) Though Tabali's home turf is the Limarí Valley, on the edge of the Atacama desert, this comes from further south in the coastal Cachapoal region. It is 100% Carmenere, matured for one year in French oak barrels. Dense and almost black in colour, the nose has just a touch of the herbal and tobacco leaf character typical of the variety, and an obvious depth of black fruit. On the palate it is firm and juicy, a deal of cherry-ripe acidity and smooth, fine tanning supporting the weight of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. It stops short of being chewy in character thanks to a glimpse of red fruit amongst the black and its agile acid and tannin profile, in a satisfying wine of very good quality. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.

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