Needs some time to unwind but once it does it mixes bold, dark berry fruit with earth and chocolate. There’s not a lot of layering, variety or nuance to this wine. It’s a straightforward, global red. Expect for it to be solid, tasty, tannic and bouncy. But in the final analysis it’s not terribly original.
Heady and well choreographed, with roasted sweet aromas to get things going. Some char and weight appear next, setting up solid cherry and blackberry flavors. Juicy, ripe and structured. An unusual blend that works nicely. Imported by Billington Imports.
Reddish in color, which announces that it’s Malbec. The nose is sizable but fresh, with riper, sweeter aromas. A bit more zesty in the mouth than you might expect, with an expansive, almost Beaujolais-like finish. Well balanced; a good pink wine. Imported by Tastings Import Company.
. This old-vines red features an intriguing nose of lavender, citrus peel, sandalwood and cherry. In the mouth, though, it’s only medium in body and depth, with sharp acids driving red-berry fruit. Lushness, frequently the premier component of Argentinean Malbec, just isn’t here.
Aromas of leather and root beer are rustic and inviting. Flavors of berries, pepper and red beets create a sweet palate, while firm tannins push the finish. A touch lactic and creamy, but good overall.
This Tupungato Merlot has a deep color and chewy, chocolaty fruit that has enough berry fruit to make the grade. With mild earthy touches and some spice notes, it’s enjoyable, especially given the price.
The must for this wine spends up to two weeks refrigerated on its gross lees prior to fermentation, according to winemaker Gandolini. The result is a grapefruity, slightly grassy wine that’s rounder and softer on the midpalate, filling in with flavors of melon and fig. Tart on the finish.
Black cherry and coffee aromas tinged with herbs upfront, followed by slightly earthy flavors. Seems soft at first, but the acidity builds on the finish, closing with tart flavors and hints of caramel and graham crackers.