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2005 Valdivieso Eclat

Aromas of black fruit, blackberry, earth, plums, and a touch of red raspberry on the edges. The nose seems quite dark and the Syrah showed through as the most prominent component to me, even though it only comprises 20% of the blend. On the palate I found flavors reminiscent of black plum, cedar, earth, blackberry, smoke, spice, red currants, and herbs. Overall it has good acidity and structure. Personally I would have preferred a little less Carignan in the blend.
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2007 Jean Bousquet Reserva Malbec

Immediately upon sniffing the wine I thought “cedar chest.” I also found crushed flowers, pencil lead, spice, raspberry, fig, forest floor, anise, cinnamon, and herbs. This nose seemed totally different...
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2008 Bodega Colomé Torrontes

On the nose I got pineapple, white flowers, honeysuckle, orange zest, fresh pear, and white pepper. In the mouth I found jasmine, lemon, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and grapefruit. Oh yes, and the lemon...
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2007 Trapiche Torrontes

On the nose I found orange sherbet, flowers, honeysuckle, lemon zest, and spice. I didn’t find the nose on this one as aromatic as I’ve come to expect from Torrontes, but I enjoyed the orange sherbet...