Cuvelier Los Andes, Coleccion 2010, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: If “fruity elegant aromas” needed a definition, the nose of this malbec provides ample explanation.
The red fruit in this malbec blend melds together so that no individual one is distinguishable and such that the wine presents as a unique whole. Acid? In perfect balance with the tannin.[Read more]
FourBreezes, Malbec 2014, Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: Perfect for a Monday, this wine isn’t a complex beast.
This malbec is soft and tender with a faint taste of green pepper. Though pleasant it is middle of the pack. [Read more]
Ampakama, Syrah 2009, San Juan, Argentina
Tasting Note: This syrah is like a parodied TV version of a high school football player – it’s no push over, not complex and occasionally a slight bit bitter.
Inky and strong, black currant is the overwhelming taste. There is no finish to this wine. It is at the beginning of the taste what it is at the end. And for the record this can be a good thing.
That was one long sabbatical, but I’m back to help people who are committed to focusing and furthering their limited time for wine learning in a systematic and casual way.
If this is you, then ready your wine glass for a highly-focused wine ride that begins in July.
I’ve been writing for months in preparation for this launch.[Read more]