I doften menthol, rostade kaffetoner, lakrits, mörk choklad, alkohol och lite kemiska toner. I smaken menthol, alkoholhetta, lakrits och väldigt lite frukt. Känns obalanserat och tunt. Borde vara mycket bättre än så här. Kanske ingen frisk flaska?
Nose is medicinal, with some cheese (?),some coffee and chocolate Thin and somewhat “weird” palate, hot/alcoholic, short and thin. Gives a bit of a simple impression. Note very good compared to the other Spaniards in tonight’s blind tasting, and 7 out of 7 had this as the least good wine tonight.
Tasted at winery from a mag. Pop and pour. Holy oak! This mag should've been decanted yesterday. Striking nose which again seems dominated by oak. Dark fruit, vanilla. Fairly brutal astringency on the finish. Hard to judge pop and pour from a mag but a good wine nonetheless.
Absolutely lovely tonight the 2007 Malleolus is a very good example of how a wine can be modern but still not loose trace of its origin. The most striking feature of this effort is the perfect balance between fruit, oak, tannins and acidity. The nose is full of cool red fruit, soft herbal tones and a striking sense of orange peel. The palate is elegantly full-bodied with a finish lasting for up to a minute. This is an extraordinarily food friendly wine with years to go in the cellar. (Day 2: The wine is superb, extremely well-balanced and integrated but a little shorter on the finish compared to yesterday.) (score is 92-93)
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