Deep purple in color with a short purplish /brick rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, wild flowers and herbs.
Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, spices, herbs, licorice, peppercorn, earth, dark chocolates and light vinaigrette.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Malbec Blend from Mendoza, Argentina. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Not so good right out of the bottle, so be patient, it is well worth it. Took a couple of hours to open up properly.
A great wine to sip on by the porch. This 5 year old is peaking now and it is lovely.
I paired it with cheeses nuts and crackers.
A blend of 70% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 5% Syrah. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — a day ago
This inky wine’s nose is a strong blast of dark fruit, and I do mean dark. There is spice and oak, along with a strong element of forest floor, perhaps that of the Yatir Forest. The palate is fruit forward, dark fruit forward. The Syrah takes the lead, but the Tannat certainly makes itself known. There is a grapey note in the background which reminds me of Lambrusco a bit. The tannins are firm, but not as forceful as I expected.
— 20 days ago
Cor vibrante e bom corpo, o aroma é agradável e sutil, lembra frutas vermelhas, mas com o álcool levemente destacado. O sabor também é bem agradável, e nele também se destaca um pouco o álcool. Quase nenhuma adstringencia, com um bom rastro. Sente-se um leve toque amadeirado mas a sensação de frutas vermelhas maduras ainda se sobressai. Ficou ótimo com queijo. — 12 days ago
£12 at sainsburys. bought it because waitrose was shut, and so god that it was because this is heaps better than the catena that i usually buy at waitrose.
it’s a red wine that holds its own in conversations, like a Condoleezza Rice at Russia conferences. — 19 days ago
Dark purple with light violet accents and a wide brim. An exciting and slightly exotic nose of wild blueberries, lavender, beautifully subtle herbs, and moist soil. No, this isn’t Cahors, nor is it Argentina. This is pure Napa and it wears that as a badge of honor. So silky smooth, with softer tannins and medium acidity, this isn’t nearly as big as it could be. Showing really nice balance, this isn’t hedonistic at all. Restrained and refined are the words that come to mind. Despite that restraint, there is power here. On the palate, black cherries and fresh blueberries are dominant with garden herbs and smoked meat are secondary. Spice and vanilla on the medium long finish. All these guys do is make great stuff. — 15 days ago
Dark purple color, almost black. Cassis and black fruits on the nose, chocolate, plum, raisins, some oak. Smooth tannins, medium acidity, ripe fruits, licorice, pepper, nicely integrated oak. Not particularly complex but well made wine. Improves considerably with air. — 21 days ago
The ‘Conflict’ is a melange of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with 48% Merlot and a dash of Malbec. Ripe red fruits dance with shades of anise and herbal undertones that take form in the glass. The palate has good freshness and minerality with medium-bodied red and dark fruit flavors, with a touch of milk chocolate. Drink 2019-2029- 91 — 8 days ago
This 8 year old Argentinian Malbec is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, cola, graphite and peppercorn.
Big, bold, rich and extracted with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).
Delicious and peaking now, so drink up.
Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
91 points. — 17 days ago
Made by Tom Carson of Yabby Lake fame in the Mornington Peninsula. Tom is also a respected Show Judge in demand around Australia. Serrat is his personal label with French wife, Nadege. They also import a range of Burgundies. “Fourre Tout”- the English translation meaning “Catch All”. This is a field blend of Barbera, Malbec, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Mid Ruby in colour. Plummy aromas with black and red fruits. Strangely can see the spicy Malbec on the nose more than the other varieties. I was expecting this to be a more frivolous red than it turned out to be. This had good structure and tannins - would benefit from a few years in the cellar. Went well with Chicken Pie. Footnote: Serrat is a Caledonian word meaning High Density Planting. Serrat has 8000 vines per Hectare producing less than a bottle per vine. Next in a few years. — 15 days ago