First, a lament. I’ve been told I’m not allowed to purchase any more bottles until I drink most of what I have. Better get moving… There are 51 in the pantry. Have I mentioned how desperate I am for a cellar?
This week’s homework is from a single vineyard in a small Argentine DOC located inside Mendoza and planted at 960m. Some of the world’s highest commercial vineyards are planted in Argentina.
This wine has an intense deep purple core and a thin ruby rim, with firm tannins and aromas of violets, ripe black fruit, ripe black cherry and oak. Flavours of cassis, sweet black plum and dusty blackberries pervade. A deep and d a r k wine. There is some spicy vanilla and slight sweet clove from the 14 months it spent in oak.
Beautifully balanced and an absolute a joy to drink alongside steak or any meaty dish.
WSET ‘Very Good’ wine. Drink now, or may be kept 3 more, although it’s highly unlikely to last that long on my shelf.