Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: *** $ Bodega Poesia Pasodoble Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina, 2008 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Mendoza is definitely the most widely-recognized winemaking region in Argentina, especially for malbec.  Today we will sample a value-priced blend from the area.

Original tasting and review : This is Bodega Poesia Pasodoble Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina, 2008, finished at 14% alcohol and first sampled at six years from vintage date.  Pasodoble is a blend of 50% malbec, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 15% syrah.

In the glass: Deep muddy red.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows shy but deep and classic red varietal tones.  From the aroma, seems like this will be dark and classic.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact quite bright and sparkly on the palate, bringing red and black raspberry elements.  Tannins and acids pull the cheeks in a bit, suggesting capacity for a couple of more years of ageability at least.  Finish is defined by the bright red acidity.

In summary: Overall, enjoyable for those who would like a bright red blend and rates a solid three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, just touching best value status.

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