Torreon De Paredes Reserva Carménère

6 Feb

Torreon De Paredes, Reserva Carménère 2014, Rengo, Chile. 13.5% ABV,  Street Price $11/bottle.

With a garnet center and ruby edging, the nose offers blackberry, blue plum, boysenberry, lilac and autumnal leaves.  On the palate: dark blue fruit, heavy clove and spice box, followed by bittersweet chocolate and forest floor. On the lengthy finish: notes of cumin, cherry, and vanilla. 


Featuring big, chewy tannins and moderate acidity, this wine is a mouthful that requires some thought to make an excellent food pairing. My attempt with fettuccini carbonara was only so-s0, the dish felt too delicate compared to the wine that easily overpowered the pasta sauce. A better choice would have been a dish featuring game or beef, or a savory sauce with a heavier profile, such as alfredo or genovese sauce. But for the price point, this is a decent table wine to pair with dinner, especially in the under $12/bottle range, that manages to taste unique when you want to step outside your “normal” range of red wines.




à votre santé!


3 Responses to “Torreon De Paredes Reserva Carménère”

  1. napafoodandvine February 12, 2018 at 4:36 am #

    I like Chilean wines. I think we will start getting more and more of them in the forefront in the coming years. Great Article Jim! Cheers


    • jimvanbergen February 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

      They certainly offer great QPR and bold flavors!
      Some of my favorite under $15/bottle options. Cheers, hope you both are well!



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