On the nose I got espresso, bittersweet chocolate, herbs, spice, pepper, dark black fruit, plums, apple cider (yea, I realize that’s odd and out of place), earth, cloves, wood. I said in my notes “this smells like Christmas!” In the mouth I found black cherry, black plum, tart fruit, almost some red fruit on the edges, pepper, spice, earth, and tobacco. The palate on this wine was TOTALLY different from the nose! I enjoyed it though.

WHO Bodegas Etchart
WHAT Malbec, Private Reserve
WHERE Argentina, Mendoza
WHEN 2008
HOW MUCH $11.99 (note- this was a free media sample)


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