Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: *** $ Urban Uco Torrontes White Wine, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, 2008 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: I sampled this value-priced Argentinian torrontes five years ago and liked it a great deal.  Let's see what time has done....

Original tasting and review : This is Urban Uco Torrontes White Wine, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, 2008, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Light olive-toned yellow.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows sweet oily hay, with tiny flecks of fresher sweet grass.  From the aroma, seems like this will be round and mature.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as suggested by the aromas: a soft, mature underbelly, lifted by bright acidic notes.  Nice now, but I slightly preferred its shiny, metallic, bright elements when it was just a youngster.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars as a six-year-old on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Still a best value.  But best to drink young (the wine, not you)!

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