The nose shows tremendous elegance, with lively aromas of black fruits in balance with sweet spices as well as nuances of earth and smoke mixed with the balsamic notes that are characteristic of Maipo.

On the palate, an initial friendly sweetness leads to juicy acidity and smoky notes, chocolate, and spice appear on the long finish. It is still a very young wine, but the great structure of soft, ripe tannins as well as the bright acidity reveal a long life ahead during which time the charmingly rustic tannins will become smoothly polished.

Bougainville is ideal with hearty, slow-cooked meats, spit-grilled lamb, and cheeses.