This is a heavy, oaky style of Malbec with incredibly ripe fruit that creates thick aromas in front of a tannic body with huge, jammy flavors of raisin, blackberry and cassis. The finish tends to¬ward creamy and candied, with a baked, lasting flavor
“Good bright ruby-red. Slightly port-like aromas of crushed dark berries, black cherry, licorice and herbs. Rich and creamy-sweet but the flavors of dark berries, black cherry and chocolate are nicely framed by juicy acidity. Very suave, well-balanced bonarda with fine-grained horizontal tannins and very good length. Clean and highly successful for the variety.”
“Pale, bright yellow. Delicate aromas of lemon drop, spring flowers, spice and licorice. Juicy, fresh and supple, with a light citrussy flavor. Quite dry and laid-back. Finishes minty and slightly warm, with decent length and life.”
“Medium red-ruby. Primary aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate and spicy oak, lifted by a minty quality. A supple, suave midweight with a restrained sweetness to its blackberry, fig and spice flavors. Nicely integrated acidity and a fine dusting of toothcoating tannins give the wine a solid underpinning. Finishes with lingering nutty and figgy nuances.”
“Medium ruby-red. Bright, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice and violet, plus a hint of fig. Supple on entry, then moderately sweet and firmly structured, showing a creaminess of texture to the dark berry and spicy oak flavors."
“Bright medium ruby. Very ripe aromas of kirsch, bitter chocolate, licorice and spicy oak; slightly porty but fresh. Densely packed and broad but not overly sweet, with good inner-mouth energy to the black fruit, violet and licorice flavors…. Finishes with fine tannins and a nutty oak nuance. This wine is showing better than the bottle I reviewed back in Issue 161, hence the new tasting note.”