Smoking Loon ‘El Carancho’ Valle Central Malbec 2014

Malbec from Chile
Review Date : 12-Oct-2016
Very dark, deep black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with light aromas of dark-red berry fruit entwined with notes of dark herbs, green olives and subtle stalky nuances, unfolding boysenberry elements, lifted violet florals and oak toast. Medium-bodied, bright, lively and juicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits and boysenberry jam are melded with dark herbs, stalk and olive flavours. The mouthfeel features vibrant and sweet fruit underlined by fine-grained tannin that build to provide balancing dryness and grip. Fresh underlying lacy acidity lends energy, and the wine flow to an elegant, light-flavoured finish of sweet red berry fruits with notes of herbs and stalk. This is a fresh and juicy Malbec with red berry and jam flavours alongside herb and stalk note on a light, structured palate. Serve with antipasto, tapas and barbecued fare over the next 3 years. Malbec fruit from the Valle Central, Chile, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 70% French, 20% American and 10% Hungarian oak. 17.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $25.00

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