Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: *** $ Mil Piedras Sangiovese, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Sure - we all know about the malbecs from Mendoza.  But how about the sangiovese!?!


Original tasting and review : This is Mil Piedras Sangiovese, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009, finished at 13.5% alcohol.


In the glass: Solid magenta.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep blood red and purple fruits, with lavender notes.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fragrant and layered.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact mouth-filling layers of red fruits, with currants, plums and blackberries the primary notes.  Fleshes out with gritty tannins and plenty of bright acids to cut meals of red meat or tomato sauces.  Finishes by gripping your cheeks for a long, tight hold. Would certainly hold up to a decant or some moderate additional age.

In summary: Overall, just touches three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this an equally easy "best value" choice at its attractive price point.


Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Mil Piedras Sangiovese.

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