South or Sweet (Q2 wine party) (The Apartment): (Wine #2 - South America) Don Melchor was the star of the wines today - showed up with three different vintages. This again was opened about 3 hours before drinking, but without a decant. Compared to the Vina Alicia, this was much more fruit forward, get some raspberry, decent tannins but they are not overpowering, very soft wine. Towards the end I could taste the alcohol so here again maybe a decant to let some of that air out. One of my favorites of the day.
Rough notes from last week. Tastes like a nondescript Napa Cab, full and sweet, with just a bit of sawdust and graphite. Tasty but uninspired. Entering its window, could get better if that easy sweetness recedes to reveal more fruit character, but I'm unlikely to hold it long enough to find out given cellar space and a lack of confidence in the acid base of this wine. 90-91.
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