11 Feb 2009 2005 Sangiovese, Bodega Benagas, Mendoza
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The wine is priced 65 pesos at the winery.  The wine comes from 50 to 75 year old sangiovese vines located near the Luyan river.  The wine was made in the brunello style of wine — they succeeded very well!

Appearance: bright, deep ruby/slight purple core -> cherry rim

Nose: pronounced intensity with aromas of christmas cake, candied fruit, plum (after 30 minutes walnuts, cream sherry aromas developed)

Palate: medium+ acidity; medium (slight green tannins but not too strong) tannins; medium+ concentration; long length; flavors of dark cherry, baking spices, walnuts (with air).

Quality: Good to excellent due to the complex and layered aromas/flavors, good concentration, length and good overall balance.  You would hard pressed to know this came from Mendoza instead of Tuscany!

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