Clear medium-deep garnet. Medium nose vaguely of dark berries and dust. Medium-bodied with light, sour simple red berry flavours leading to a slightly bitter tannic finish. Drink up.
Clear deep garnet. Reticent nose of oak with cherry and plum aromas dusted with black pepper. Light-bodied, tasting of sour cherries with elevated acidity. Despite the bitter tannins, this should be drunk now.
Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, blackberry nose lifted with oak spice. Medium- to full-bodied, its dry, earthy, black fruit flavours are carried on lively acidity to a firm tannic finish. Perfect for pepper steak or spicy beef stews.
An exceptional wine from one of Mendoza’s more meticulous producers at 1,150 m above sea level. Hand harvested and basket pressed with minimal handling. Judicious oak program with mix of new and used French oak. Vibrant red berry and floral notes with a plush dark cherry entry. Structured, mineral hints, wrapped in juicy acidity, rounded, integrated tannins and a lingering spicy finish. A standout.
30-year-old estate vines from Luigi Bosca. A very approachable but gently polished Cab Sauv. Medium-bodied with a touch of smokiness, easy tannins and juicy acidity.
Good value Cabernet, with red and black berry and tea notes up front. Good varietal character, with hints of cassis and vanilla, well managed oak, well integrated tannins and a solid finish.