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Oops 'Spicy Splendor' Carmenere, Central Valley Chile
88 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC: $12.99 + price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -72777
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WineScores' Review

Made from a Bordelaise variety that was readily adopted by Chile, this savoury and well-priced Carmenere offs ripe black plums and black cherry, cocoa, smoked spices, espresso and roasted red bell peppers on the nose. There is plenty of sweet fruit offset by succulent meaty flavours on the palate, and it is silky smooth. Great balance here, the acidity is not only refreshing and more approachable, but also adds to its food pairing capabilities.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Spicy Food, Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-11-01 15:21:28.0

 

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