By: Kirk Walker
K&L Staff Member
This is great wine. Full stop. It is arresting. The nose is intoxicating. Fruit, berries, flowers, spices, exotic woods, earth and stones I have to be general because trying to capture this nose with words is futile. That is what a great wine should be like. I loved this wine before I could take a full sniff, minutes later I'm still smelling it not even tempted to take a sip. Only the best Pinots can do that. There is an intensity to this wine the speaks to its Argentine roots. You can see it in the color of the wine, there is a saturated vibrancy here it is deep and pure, just like that flavors of the wine. It is built like Burgundy. There is a sneaky weight and tannins and focusing acidity. The fruit is all New world the structure is old world. With decanting, any of the edges that shows upon opening disappears. The fruit fleshes out, but the wine never loses its focus or drive. The mixed fruit play out long on the palate with real subtle oak and a distinctive Patagonian stony earth note. Again, this wine is great. It should age gracefully for a long time but with how good it tastes now only people who have off site storage might have the chance to try it with age.