Well a couple of years on since last note. Surprisingly holding well, similar and still starts off a little frizz ante for at least 30 mins. After decant - smooth and round with lots of dark chocolate berry fruit with a little mocha mixed in the finish. A little to much fruit still for me. Pricey again here in CAN. Enjoyed trailing this over time, along with the 2011 tonight which is fairly similar, but more refined. Will look for latest vintage and give it a go.
This is a simple, but very enjoyable wine. It was the perfect accompaniment to heavily seasoned hamburgers on fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls. Deep purple. Not complex, but quite flavorful, even a tad on the sweet side.
Quite nice, particularly on an unseasonably cool and rainy evening. Pours an almost opaque, tooth-staining purple. Aromas of plummy fruit, a whiff of alcohol. The taste is all smoothness, rich plums, dark berries. A solid mouthful but no strong tannin presence. Medium, nice finish. Nice value!
deep cherry red, Red fruit; cherries, raspberries. Medium body and finish. From earlier comments, seems like opinion is sharply divided on this one. I liked it a lot. Nice fruit and mouthfeel. Paired really well with porterhouse steak.
Not as bad as i was expectiing - re: fruit bomb...pricey @25 CAN. Young i think and have 1 bottle on shelf for 2014+. Nose has dark fruit. Palate is fruit forward, dark and has nice hit of acid and medium tannin. Lots of fruit. Was slightly fizzy when first opened, and needs 30 mins+ air time. Some complexity on finish, but fairly one dimensional. Not for the discerning crowd.
This wine paired nicely with Beef tenderloin. Fruity enough for the relatively low price. Nothing to write home about though. I probably wouldn't buy it again. Worth a try, in direct comparison to the Layer Cake brand Shiraz from South Australia. In which comparison, this Malbec shone, though not brightly. High good.