Tapiz’s best wine to date, and the first one to shoot higher than the basic or reserve level. Aromas of fresh balsam wood, ripe blackberry and cola are clean and deep. Feels just right, with rich, rewarding flavors of molten berry, chocolate and coffee. Finishes warm, toasty and with focus. Has it all; drink now through 2015.
Until now, Tapiz has been a value-driven brand with no wine priced above $20. This outstanding Malbec shows that they’ve been holding something back. Black Tears is ripe and handsome, with almost everything in its perfect place. It’s a hard-driving wine with blackberry, vanilla and coconut aromas and flavors in front of a chewy, tannin-rich finish with the mildest…
Solid as a boulder and concentrated on the bouquet, with a mix of floral, fine perfume and blackberry aromas. Feels lush, complete and easygoing, with blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors. Graceful and composed on the back end.
Full, fresh and bright Malbec with only the good stuff that has made this variety so popular. The color is lusty, the aromas fruity and clean, and the feel is forward with proper body and acids. Tastes like pure wild raspberry and black cherry, with hints of vanilla and oak. Appealing in every way.
Smoky and deep, with hickory and concentrated black fruit on the nose. The palate packs punch, and the flavors of blackberry, black cherry and chocolate are friendly, meaty and dark. Fairly tannic and big for a Mendoza Syrah. Not complex but seriously dark and full.
Fully roasted, leathery and meaty on the nose, but there’s also coffee, mocha and late-coming berry fruit. The palate is saturated, oily and pure, with a good mouthfeel and flavors of dark berry fruit and chocolate. Toasty and lightly burnt on the finish.
Sweet, rich plum and spice aromas precede a juicy, ripe palate that’s right in terms of feel. Blackberry, spice and light herbal flavors are nice, while the finish is chocolaty and smooth. Very nice in an average, understandable way.
After a hiatus, the Tapiz brand is back in the U.S. market. This Malbec throws off ample oak, maple and charred aromas, but the palate is sweet and ripe, with plum and berry fruit overriding any aggressive barrel characteristics. With molasses and vanilla on the finish, it’s saturated, creamy and shows well as a whole.