11 Feb 2009 2005 Cavas De Crianza, Merlot, Clos De Chacras
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Appearance: medium ruby with purple hue core -> slightly brickish rim

Nose: medium+ intensity, clean -> red fruits (cherry, cranberry), slight cola, red currant, black cherry, pencil shaving, black olive

Palate: medium acidity; medium slightly drying tannins, medium alcohol (14.7%); flavors – cedar, oak, red cherry, cranberry; medium- finish.

Quality: overall good quality — the slightly drying tannins were distracting.

The wine costs 24 Argentinian Pesos or $8 USD.  As the wine opened up with time, I started to pick up notes of black walnut.  The wine was very good for the price point.

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