Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphites, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, vanilla, licorice and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, cloves, earth, dark coffee, vegetables, graphites, bell pepper, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Bonarda blend from Argentina is always enjoyable. Earthy with enough black fruits to be able to enjoy by itself. A good food wine too.
Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. This vintage does not seem to show a lot of tannins, for some reason. Maybe because there is more Bonarda than in other vintages.
Needs 2 years to mature properly.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec.
13.5% alcohol by volume (feels like more).
$25. — 12 days ago
The nose has nice ruby, ripe, dark, floral currants/cassis. Fruits are slightly candied. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, dark cherries, blue & purple fruits with faint raspberries & strawberries. Dark chocolate, mocha, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, black turned earth, steep tea, soft leather, saddle-wood, fresh tobacco, eucalyptus/mint, dry brush with dark, red, blue and violet flowers.
The body is full. Tannins are robust, dry, dusty, meaty, tarry, chewy and sticky. The fruits on the palate are slightly candied & floral. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, dark cherries, blue & purple fruits with faint raspberries & strawberries. Dark chocolate, mocha, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, black turned earth, steep tea, soft leather, wood plank, dry tobacco with ash, dry crushed granite minerals, eucalyptus/mint, dry brush with dark, red, blue and violet flowers. The acidy is really nice. The finish is ripe, ruby, juicy leading to dry sticky tannins & minerals. Needs some more time but delicious now.
Photos of; the view from their tasting room, lots of beautiful original artworks from famous local artists...a few of them the Uncle of our host, examples of some of the soil structures around their tasting room vines and their upstairs tasting room.
@Shay A Same here. — 13 days ago
This remains to be one of my favourite Malbec producers from Mendoza. The colour is Magneta, almost black. The wine is composed of lush, perfectly ripe plums, cherries, cassis, black currant and blueberries. There are hints of dark chocolate. Velvety tannins elegantly dance around the cheeks until gracefully fleeting away to the back of the palate. — 2 days ago
Very dark, almost opaque. Medium to thin lip. Leather and mineral aroma. Very balanced. You can taste the complexity from the blend. Long finish. Low to medium tannin. — 23 days ago
This is a big red blend. Upon opening I thought there were notes of tar, smoke and to a lesser extent dusty fruit. This needed to open a while but it was worth the wait. Dark fruits dance with dark chocolate a bit more tar and tobacco. This is a big wine and with big tannins and a good amount of acid. Get your favorite steak and enjoy. — a month ago
wet blanket, flamin’ hot cheetos, beet residue, stolpman injustice, kar krash sentiment, crude oil meniscus, belt leather, u name it, catholic residue, pants, forcible thunder, incandescent cake flesh, tire fire — 3 days ago
Eager to see how this develops in the glass. Currently drinking a little subdued, but still exhibits notes of plum, spiced fig, clove, wet leather, and anise.
Edit - After a good 1.5 hour decant this selection gained some much-needed vibrance with more fresh red fruits & garden herbs, as well as some added layers of inorganic notes like granite, mild asphalt, and graphite. Graduated from a 90 to a 91. — 2 days ago
Suave este vino, equilibrado, ciruelas, especias, en boca ligero, fresco, generoso, redondo, se aprecian las frutas, se percibe la madera muy sutil, lo acompañamos con una tabla de quesos, pan baguette, charcutería, pomarola (salsa de tomate), untada en las tostadas con aceite de oliva virgen extra, calidad precio muy buena, temperatura de servicio 16° a 18° C #winelover #pisco #Perú #Lima #vino#wine #vinotinto
— 10 days ago