This black wine, despite being almost seven years old, remains rich and balanced on the nose, where ripe aromas of raisin and earth offer a slight herbal, minty edge. The mouthfeel is 100% thick and jammy, while flavors of prune, baked blackberry and chocolate lead to a chewy finish. This blend of Malbec, Merlot and Tannat is a knife-and-fork wine to drink now.
Tomero is a new line from the Carlos Pulenta group, and this one sings the tale of Salta with sincerity. You get telling acacia and lychee aromas, but none of the cheap perfume that can sometimes ruin the variety. The palate is lightly oily but linear, while the papaya, citrus and melon flavors just roll along.
Always one of Argentina’s best and more fuller-bodied Torrontés. It’s tropical and easy on the nose, with fleshy roundness and chunky flavors of melon and peach. Full in style, with some extra weight to the finish. Best to drink this as soon as you can, while it’s fresh and lively.
Potent and herbal, this has aromas of tomato, olive, mineral and tobacco. It feels tight, drying and lively, with herb-infused flavors of plum and berry along with spicy oak. Rich in feel, but it’s distinctly foresty and herbal tasting on the finish. This is 100% Malbec with an undeniable Salta imprint.
An improvement over the previous vintage, this blend of Malbec, Cabernet and Syrah from Cafayate is earthy and baked, with savory leather and spice aromas laid over dark berry notes. It’s a ripe, rich wine with meaty plum, berry and cherry flavors. And the mouthfeel is quite good.
Layered aromas of cassis, berry, coffee and mocha come with regional Cafayate green notes. The palate is lively and offers ribald acidity along with red plum, berry, vanilla, spice and toast flavors. Turns more oaky the longer it’s open, with vanilla and dill on the finish.
With attractive melon and other tropical aromas, this is a Torrontés that rises above the masses. It smells great and tastes like a pure blend of lychee fruit, tangerine and honeydew melon. The palate feel is smooth and round, and the finish is dry, clean and healthy. It’s everything that Torrontés should be. Drink now.
A nice Torrontés with good muscat-like aromas along with a blast or orange blossom. The palate has weight, roundness and good, true flavors of lemon, orange and melon. Long and rock-solid on the finish, with focus throughout. Drink soon.