Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: ***+ $$ Finca el Origen Gran Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009 (GOOD VALUE)

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By way of background: 

Initial review : This is Finca el Origen Gran Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep opaque magenta.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows sweet fruit and bold oak. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact red berries with a distinct depth and clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for balance.  Good value.

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