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2009 Antigal Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "Aduentus Mediterraneo"

Winery: Antigal

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Aduentus Mediterraneo"

Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

Grape blend: 40% Malbec, 30% Syrah & 30% Tempranillo

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $24

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 28, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored blend from Argentina is a big boy wine that still has a lot of life to it despite its age. It opens with a mild blackberry, mild oak and coffee. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and quite juicy for an aged wine. The flavor profile is an oak influenced ripe blackberry with notes of minerality, plum and dark chocolate. The tannins do creep into the palate before the finish which explains why they sat on releasing this earlier. Those big tannins remain in the finish and build up and stick around for quite some time. This wine definitely will benefit from decanting and needs to be served with a fatty meal. I would serve it with slow cooked braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The appealing plum and cherry character of this ruby-red blend is immediately apparent on the nose, along with back notes of tobacco and camphor. Hints of cocoa and spice come through on the palate and persist through a lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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