My fifth bottle of this vintage and seems just to be entering its drinking window. Excellent fruit and luxurious oak. Perfect balance and no disturbing sweetness. Give it 3-4 days for the fruit and oak to settle.
Escaping the fruitful, mellow aspect of the variety, to deliver a robust and overwhelming malbec, bringing elements of complexity and harmony found only on some of the best blends. Blackberry, plums, vanilla, all sort of spices, nutmeg, lemon leaf, smoke and gentler notes such as flowers and cinnamon. Huge tannins. Still quite harsh, but its flavors are undeniable, so physical, full and intense. Perfectly balanced. Already showing a very long finish, spiced and involving. Let it breathe for at least four hours before you take a sip on this unique malbec. 95+
New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/14/2014-10/21/2014 (New York City, NY): Ripe bramble fruits, walnuts, pink peppercorns and anise characterize the aromas and flavors of this opaque crimson wine. Massively extracted, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic and with heavyweight yet supple tannins, it remains rich through the middle palate and closes long. This bruiser screams for a nice, juicy steak! Despite its weight and extraction, it is already drinking well and should be at its best over the next decade. Drink now-2024.
Fruit has mellowed out. Took a while to open up. Reticent at first. Tannins have softened. Nice (but lower) acid. Little muted. Shut down ? After an hour started to open up nicely and become more expressive.
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