full, leather bouquet, dark red color, thin viscosity typical of malbec, taste was clean and consistent throughout and improved over two hours with the heat only turning up in the third hour, some tannins in the finish, great fruit flavor, well done wine
I thought I'd already written a tasting note on this wine or I'd have made a point to remember my impressions more distinctly rather than just wallowing in the sheer decadent deliciousness of the bottle.
This wine is drinking PERFECTLY right now, or at least it is from my cellar, which is NOT temperature controlled and tends to gradually run warmish over the length of the summers. I'm guessing that wines may age a little more rapidly as a result, so something to take note of. Gorgeous notes of ripe fruit and creme brulee; as I was immersed in enjoying, rather than analyzing, that's what sticks in my mind - an ecstasy of rich vanilla creaminess with lush, ripe, black fruits. A sinful dessert of a wine, not in terms of sweetness, but in the sense of richness of flavors and indulgence; an intoxication of the senses.
This was better than I expected. Eucalyptus and citrus on the nose; cherry, black fruit, and a noticeable oaky vanilla note that integrates well with the other flavors. I am not normally a fan of oak, but it works well with the fruit. I agree with most of the other reviews: This is rather simple, and the oak influence is very noticeable, but the balance is good, and this is a bit more restrained than the usual fruit bomb wines. Edit: This didn't improve overnight, but the vanilla flavor retreated somewhat. I see a similarity to El Nido Clio -- heavily fruit-dominated and powerful, but unusually well made for the type. The Clio is better value for money, though.
An oaky, alcoholic mess IMHO. No decant - PNP. Dark fruited with earth, oak, high alcohol that made bitter on the finish. Tannins were coarse. Perhaps hours in a decanter would have helped but this was a crude beast of a wine.
Drank with cheese, salami, grapes and bread. Yummy The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like coffee. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
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