It’s not a challenge to buy a perfect wine for a lot of money. The iconic wines are well known and one has to simply have enough cash and go to a good wine store. It is much more difficult to choose a good wine for a little bit less money. Within mass produced wines category, there is an enormous quantity of wines of various quality.  The trick is to find those that we enjoy and can afford everyday. It’s not easy but worth trying. Recently, I’ve reached to my reserves and found the wine I bought some time ago in one of the Tricity wine stores. Chilean Huaquen Carmenere 2011 from Central Valley. Bought for PLN 34 (8 Euros) so the price is absolutely decent.

Huaquen www.delightoftaste.com

 

Huaquen www.delightoftaste.com

 

Huaquen www.delightoftaste.com

 

What can I say about it? Certainly, it is not one of the sophisticated wines, it’s not that price range. But… it has beautiful dark red colour, which indicates at least interesting wine. Tears on the glass are dense, red, one can see it has quite a good density. Delicate bouquet, dark fruits can be sensed.

Huaquen www.delightoftaste.com

 

One can taste good balance between the fruit and the barrel. The wine might not be very heavy but still pleasantly intense in its taste, abundant in soft tannins. Delighting in this wine might be really pleasant. I recommend it as an everyday wine but you should not be afraid to serve it to your guests at a party. I will definitely add it to my list in interesting low-budget wines category.

PS. Thanks to Jakub for a good hint.

Moja ocena:

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