This most expensive of Origin’s trio is also the most tannic and, theoretically, the best and most ageworthy. It’s a very good wine, with pronounced black currant, cherry, violet and oak flavors. There’s a sharpness of acidity that calls for rich, fatty fare if you drink it young.
Marginally richer and riper than Origin’s Heritage Sites Red Wine, but, costing considerably more, it’s a lesser value. This is a somewhat tannic wine with herb and cherry flavors, and a sharpness throughout.
Shows some flinty-chalky notes that resemble a decent Pouilly-Fumé alongside grapefruit and bell pepper fruit. Light in body, with a long, citrusy finish. Ideal with shellfish or simple fish dishes. Imported by Winery Exchange.
Smooth, with a pleasant aromatic opening of toast blended with white fruits. Round apple, papaya and banana work the palate, which shows perfect acidity and an even keel. Tropical as a whole, with commendable texture. Imported by Winery Exchange.
This global brand has a hit in Mendoza. The ’06 Malbec is lively and made right, with hickory and charred steak aromas mixing nicely with the blueberry and blackberry character in the wine. It’s a darn good New World red for not much cash, and it should hold up well for at least a couple of years.
Classic dark-cherry aromas start it out. Next up comes a ripe, snappy, zesty palate defined by pulsating raspberry accented with touches of milk chocolate and a blast of smoke. A serious wine with integrity.
The suggestion of brown at this wine’s rim suggests a certain degree of maturity and the wine’s dried-fruit flavors tend to bear that out. Leather, prune and tobacco flvors are carried by creamy tannins and a supple mouthfeel. Drink up.