Lush and fruity with ripe red plum and dark cherry flavours; dark currant notes linger on the fresh, rich finish. Shows nice restraint. A great value.
This is an opaque blend of 80% Malbec, fleshed out with Cabernet Sauvignon and Ancellotta (most often seen in Emilia Romagna and prized for its inky colour) from Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley. The additional grapes give Malbec a fleshy, red-fruited character, with cherry, liquorice and tobacco housed by gritty tannins and seasoned with roasted wood and aromatic herbs. Fine spices ― cinnamon, nutmeg ― warm the warm finish. Requires decanting to fully appreciate now (or a hunk of grilled meat).
An Alberto Antonini project, Enamore is an Amarone-style wine, where grapes are dried appassimento-style to create a concentrated, full wine. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Cabernet Franc are sweet and thicker on the full palate, with ripe and dried plum, dried blackberry, raspberry leather and pink florals drawn across thick, sueded and ― at the end ― drying tannins. Cushy, velvety, warm on the finish, think of this as a red-fruited, pink floral and lighter version of Amarone.
50+-year-old vines and low yields makes up this full-bodied Malbec. The 10 months in French barriques is felt through the smoky wood staves that structure sweet red fruit, plum, raspberry jam, leather, tobacco and tar. Wood-grained tannins stick out some now, but will integrate more into this concentrated red with time. Warm flush on the finish, welcoming grilled meats.
Deep ruby colour with a mature rim; a nose of leather, blackberries and dried herbs; full-bodied, dry, blueberry and blackcurrant flavours with a firm tannic finish.
Polished and expressive with fresh cherry, plum and berry flavours, spice; nicely balanced and medium weight. Nice match with braised meats.