Can’t have South American wines without having at least ONE Argentinian Malbec. I have to say I was disappointed with the Malbec. Especially when I looked forward to it so much. Malbec is one of my favourite grapes to be sure. The Luigi Bosca from Argentina was featured here. And I know those of you reading this, and are Malbec fans, would know this wine! Sadly, we all rated this wine as “invisible”. There was just nothing there that we could really grab onto and like. A bit of “meat” on the nose, but that was about it. Maybe it was because it was the 2008? Or perhaps we had a bad wine..there was no cork to blame, as it was a screwtop wine. In my ever so humble opinion, save it for your cooking wine! And because of my disappointment…I didn’t take a picture!
|2009 Casa Silva
Gran Reserva Carmenere
Colchugua Valley, Chili
This one was a star! There was James kicking it up a few notches with the Gran Reserva again! Gran Reserva in S. America is just a name. It really means nothing like it does in Spain with the time spent in oak, and in the bottle.
Lots of different aromas. Green pepper, cigar tobacco, coffee, and dark chocolate. This off dry, low tannic wine had a really silky finish, and would be great with some grilled meats! I’m kind of a big Carmenere fan, so I really did enjoy this one!
|2007 Pisano RPF