The wine is delicious....full bodied and round with a nice balance of all the good things we love in red wine. The tannins are bold and there is just a hint of sugar which allows for a balance in wine. Really, really nice.
In the glass, there is almost a brownish, mahagony tinge which is interesting for a 2009 wine. It looks like it is an aged wine which is not surprising given the boldness of the wine. Looks really nice when you swirl it.
On the nose, we got a lot of sour cherry and chili powder which was a great sensation. We really liked the smell. Not a lot to say about it other than to say it is a great smelling wine.
The taste is where this one is the star. Such an elegant mouthfeel, with a lot of boldness. Really flavourful with strong tannins that don't overpower the balance. At $17 locally this wine is a buy recommendation for sure. Another bring it to a dinner party wine.
|Sight (0-5)||Dark Malbec tones with mahogany tones in the wine.||4.0|
|Smell (0-5)||Bold nose with a bit of cherries and chili powder and spice. Really great.||4.5|
|Taste (0-10)||Cherries continue with the spice and bold tannins balance with a tiny bit of residual sugar. An elegant wine and awesome at $17.||8.5|
|Total:|| 17.0 / 20|
Great wine at a great price! Try it you will like it.
Keep on drinking!
Chris & Shannon