Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, earth, leather, tobacco, oak, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, pencil lead, vegetables, spices, metals and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, earth, dark chocolates, tobacco, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very enjoyable 5 year old Malbec blend from Argentina by Michel Rolland.
Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Nice to have all by itself or with food. A good sipping wine.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up, and shows some tannins.
Wine Spectator 91 points.
A blend of 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$16. — a month ago
Malty, vanilla-y, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, smoke, peaty esp on palate. Blended, on average 12 years. — 4 days ago
Tangerine, turmeric, nutmeg, pepper, peaty smoky, banana. — 4 days ago
A fav CdP paired to excellent Persian kebabs. Great fruit intensity for a 22y old. Nose of maraschino cherry, candied strawberry, blood orange, and mint. Palette - I don’t know! A lot going on and quite a lot of fruit still, and a stew of other complex flavors. Reminds me of a barley wine. Still has a background of faint, supportive tannin and acid. This may not get much better, but I’m not in a rush to open my last bottle. — 17 days ago
Banana, pear, apricot, Meyer lemon, second filling Sherry cask, 4-year on average. — 4 days ago