11 Feb 2009 2005 Gran Estripe blend, Clos De Chacras, Mendoza
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The wine is priced at 84 Argentinian Pesos or $29 USD.  The blend for the wine is 50% Merlot, 20% Malbec, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon all sourced from the estate vineyards in Mendoza.

Appearance: bright, opaque ruby core -> ruby rim

Nose: medium intensity, clean; Aromas: pencil shaving, cedar, black currant, red berries(slightly dried), mace, allspice.

Palate: high acidity; medium+, slightly drying tannins(some fruit tannins and hint of green tannins); medium+ alcohol; medium+ length; flavors: red cherry, black cherry, vanillin, dried herbs, cedar, black currant; The flavors are complex and layered.

Quality: good to excellent due to the length, complexity, varietal correctness (typicity). 

Note: After 30 minutes, marachino cherry flavors and aromas developed.

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