Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: *** $ Finca La Linda Tempranillo, 2007, Mendoza, Argentina - BEST VALUE

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By way of background: This is another selection from the Luigi Bosca estates, founded in 1901. Finca La Linda is 100% tempranillo, coming in at 14.1% alcohol, aged in American oak for six months.

Original review, August, 2009:

In the glass, La Linda Tempranillo is bright but deep ruby red, with purple at the edges. This is still a young bottling. Bold aromas carry a bit of charcoal dust, new rubber balloon and blackberry.

On the palate, a full, red, very ripe plum taste hits the middle of your mouth - quite rich and smooth in style. Few acids, but a bit of tannin comes on after a few moments, dripping the slightly-sweet, slightly-oak fruit into the crevices around your teeth. Finish is layered, full, rich and slightly sweet. A full three stars on the Spirit of Wine scale, making this a best value at its modest price.
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Updated review, two and a half years later, January, 2012:  Deep magenta, opaque about a half inch from the edge.  Fresh blackberry and blueberry on the nose.  Full rich mid-palate fruit, bringing a sense of the old world.  Both furry and fresh on the finish.  This has held up exceptionally well, now five years from its vintage date. Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle: A touch more oily on the nose.  The palate nicely knits together.  In the mid-red class, this is very serious juice for its price. 

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