Firm with dark fruit, coffee and vanilla and spice, grippy tannins and ripe fruit. A bold style done well, but perhaps a touch more finesse would enhance the wine’s balance.
Bright and fresh, lightly aromatic with citrus and herbs, a round mid-palate and lifted finish. Herbed chicken, roast pork and whitefish would all be good matches.
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.