ZONTES VIOLET BEAUREGARD

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Vintage 2011

14% Vol

Region: Clare Valley (South Australia)

Variety: Malbec

Notes: I opened this not having tried Malbec from Australia previously, I have tried  from Argentina and Chile, and possibly Spain. I was expecting large quantity of dark blueberry/mulberry to hit me…and it did but with a little more complexity as it is not as younger fruit as I had expected.  Incorporated were  layers of heavy tobacco and toast wood. In the aroma was of course the mix dark berries as well as violet and smokey elements. It’s quite an intense initial mouthfull with the tabacco hitting me more so than the blueberries but in saying that it was just opened.  There was something thought not quit so right about overall, a tarty aftertaste that lingered, not bad but not great either. And considering the winery I was a little disappointed.

Notas: Abrí este vino sin haber probado Malbec de Australia con anterioridad, he probado de Argentina y Chile, y posiblemente España. Me esperaba gran cantidad de arándanos oscuros y moras … y las tiene, pero con un poco más de complejidad, ya que no es como la fruta más joven como yo esperaba. Se notan capas de tabaco y madera tostada. En el aroma tiene, por supuesto, bayas oscuras así como elementos de color violeta y humo. El primer sorbo es muy intenso con el tabaco como principal sabor, incluso mas que los arándanos, pero debo decir que l acababa de abrir. Había algo pensado no dejar tan a la derecha sobre el general, un regusto tarty que quedó, no está mal pero tampoco es estupendo. Y teniendo en cuenta la bodega estaba un poco decepcionado.

Value for money:  7 /10

Quality:  7 /  10

Price:  Offer  $11 Aus   (Oferta 7 Euros)

Full Price:  $25 ( 17 euros)

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