Thursday, June 18, 2009

*** $$ Finca Flichman Vino Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, Mendoza, Argentina - Wine Review and Rating

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Original Review, November, 2007: Finca Flichman is an Argentinian vineyard managed by the Portuguese-based Sogrape group. This is a value-priced 100% cabernet aged six months in oak.

In the glass, this is a rather opaque dark medium red. Aromas are a rather generous rare roast beef, slightly bloody, with a touch of plum sauce.

On the palate, flavors touch the roof of your mouth first - purply plum resolving into tannins that drip lightly down the sides of your mouth. As the sip finishes, a lingering sweetness and touch of acid bring a reasonably long finish. Quite respectable now, and worth a try after a couple years of mellowing. A solid three stars out of five.

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Updated review, May, 2009: Color and aromas are consistent with prior tasting 1 1/2 years ago. The purply plum flavor, though, has resolved to a fulsome, lightly tannic ripe berry fruit. Consistent, lingering, sweet finish. Doesn't seem to need more age. But tannins are still there, suggesting that another year or two won't harm anything. Three stars still appropriate.

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