La Celia ‘Supremo’ Uco Valley Mendoza 2007

Malbec from Argentina
Review Date : 15-Sep-2011
A blend of 65% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Tannat from selected sites in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, hand-picked, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.5% alc. The wine was aged 12 months in 100% new French oak barrels, with 30% undergoing a further 3 months oaking. Very full, dark, dense, black-hued purple-red colour, near impenetrable. The bouquet is very full and voluminous, with vibrant blackcurrant and dark red berry fruit, and dark plum aromas, along with fresh herb and floral elements with a steely cut. Full-bodied with a dense core of concentrated dark fruits, the palate shows excellent drive and power from the ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours. Complexing notes of savoury herbs, chocolate and minerals show, and this is all framed by a very fine textured, drying tannic grip that is in balance with the fruit lusciousness and acid freshness. This is classical red Bordeaux in structure, and will develop over the next 10-15 years. Match with fine cuts of red meat and hard cheeses. 18.5+/20 Sep 2011 RRP $95.00

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