A purple monster with lovely aromatics of campfire, mint, blackberry and spice. Very deep in the mouth, but not overweight or even slightly out of balance. The flavors are robust and pure, with an emphasis on black fruit, cassis and chocolate. And the finish brings nuances of cardamom, nutmeg and peppercorn. By far Goulart’s epic wine. Drink now through 2013.
Lush, pure, welcoming and sturdy, with dense black fruit aromas leading to a healthy, racy palate that’s full of live-wire blackberry and cassis flavors. Seriously stacked Malbec with no timidity and a finish that oozes layered black fruit, chocolate and complexity. Drink this winter or hold until the fall-winter of 2011. 3,000 cases made.
After sinking the 2005 version of this wine for being discombobulated, this seems like a total turn-around. It’s dense and jammy like the previous year, with similar toasted qualities. But it’s also better balanced and mentally challenging, with flavors of black olive, baked berry fruit and earth. Finishes rich and oily, with a distinct coffee flavor. Drink now…
Attractive, somewhat unusual floral/violet aromas are in the lead, with blueberry, cassis and pastry sitting behind that. The palate is smooth yet lively, with flavors of wild berry, black currant, cola, chocolate and even bacon from the French oak. Tasty, balanced and interesting; 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Full and deep berry aromas are the greeting. The wine is rock solid and full in body, with lusty blackberry and wild raspberry flavors along with spice and nice tannins. A complete, balanced, uncomplicated Malbec that gets it right.
Violet in color, with a huge blast of barrel on the nose. This is one oaky youngster, but amid the creamy, toasty wood-driven notes you’ll find forward black cherry and plum fruit and a nice spiral of vanilla, mocha and coffee. Full-bodied and controlled, but definitely heavily oaked.
A unique Malbec that is purple to the gills, foxy, and a little reduced on the nose. The palate is big and dense, with an herbal/floral/black fruit flavor profile that isn’t common. This wine avoids typical Malbec darkness for its own path, which is unusual but challenging.
Wet, refreshing and clean, with lychee and lime aromas. The palate has a touch of oily richness to it, but mostly it delivers proper honeydew, lime and powdered sugar flavors on a whispy body. Cleansing on the finish, with a final wave of green apple.