Tabernero, Gran Tinto Reserve, Chincha Valley

Tabernero, Gran Tinto Reserve, Chincha Valley - 2019

Item # 17221 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Tabernero was founded in 1897, with its famous vineyard situated in the Chincha valley south of Lima. This fruit-driven red wine is a blend of Malbec and Merlot. Floral and fruity, dry with plush fuzzy tannins, reminiscent of a claret. Great with a juicy steak and good company.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Merlot

The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine,...

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Malbec

Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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