Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monteviejo Blend 2006 Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Made with a blend of 80% Malbec, 17% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Merlot, very dark, and lush opaque blackberry colors, and plumy syrupy textures.

Aromas of cassis and blueberries with flavors of ripe black cherries, hints of spices including cinnamon powder and cloves, finishing with dark cocoa powder, and chocolate, with a suggestion of smoke and oak.

Tannins, which are strong at first, allow for good aging but do settle down nicely to reveal a fruity and lush Malbec blend.

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