Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For April 9, 2011

Vinted on April 9, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 09 Agustinos Terra Syrah (Aconcagua): A serious overachiever. But you’d better like ’em earthy & meaty (& dark & velvety & damn good). $12 B #
  • 09 Veranda Grande Cuvee Millerandage Pinot Noir (Bio-Bio): Sexy & muscular w/out looking juiced (& w/out giving up the PN suppleness) $55 B+ #
  • 10 Porta Reserva Carmenere (Maipo): Big, bright dark fruits & oregano shine above the booze & make this shine above the competition. $9 B- #
  • 09 Lai Lai Chardonnay (Bio-Bio): Starts strong & creamy, delivers complex peaches & apricot, but kinda leaves in a bit of a hurry. $12 C+ #
  • 10 Veranda Quinel Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Bio-Bio): Elegant but acquired-taste match of chili pepper, asparagus, & minerals. $18 B- #
  • 10 Porta Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Bio-Bio): A lean, green, lemony, grassy & bit overly-sweetly-tropical machine. $9 C #
  • 09 Achaval-Ferrer “Finca Altamira” (Mendoza): Depth, spice, blacks, blues… probably the most complete (& best) Malbec in Argentina. $100 A #
  • 09 Achaval-Ferrer “Finca Bella Vista” (Mendoza): As svelte & round as Malbec gets; only red-fruit & spice lovers need apply, though. $100 A- #
  • 09 Achaval-Ferrer “Finca Mirador” (Mendoza): Focused & savory, w/ a hurts-so-good finish almost as long as John Mellancamp concert. $100 A- #
  • 09 Achaval-Ferrer “Quimera” (Mendoza): More demanding than a schoolmarm. Everything in this is huge, from the fruit down to the acids $40 B+ #
  • 10 Achaval-Ferrer Malbec (Mendoza): Packs tons of vibrant, savory red fruit & florals into an overachieving, inexpensive package. $20 B+ #
  • 05 Rolland Collection Val de Flores (Mendoza): This Malbec’s meat is nicely spiced, but they served a flabby, boozy & ultra-ripe cut. $50 B- #
  • 07 Cuvelier Los Andes Grand Vin (Mendoza): A black & red fruits gift wrapped nicely in a leathery, spicy, svelte and elegant package. $42 B+ #
  • 07 DiamAndes Gran Reserva Malbec-Cabernet (Mendoza): Tasty cured meat served with a side of red currants & awesome Malbec structure. $40 B+ #
  • 08 Clos de los 7 (Mendoza): Gorgeously inky dark & savory; less-gorgeously big & extracted. Better pack the big steaks for this one. $19 B- #
  • 07 Clos de los 7 (Mendoza): A chewy, expressive, savory red fruit ride; but its destination appears to be (Bretty) funky town. $19 C+ #
  • 06 Monteviejo Lindaflor Malbec (Mendoza): That’s no moon… it’s a Space Station.. er, I mean, a meaty, dark, black-fruited Malbec! $50 B+ #
  • 09 Monteviejo Lindaflor Chardonnay (Mednoza): Big, unabashedly buttery, but a steal of a complex, apricot-fruity steakhouse Chard. $25 B+ #
  • 08 XumeK Reserva Malbec-Syrah (San Juan): Deeply concentrated, ripe & big big BIG. Will it age? Might as well try it for this price. $28 B+ #
  • 09 XumeK Syrah (San Juan): Crayola doesn’t make anything this purple; it also puts on a mouthfeel clinic without charging much for it. $16 B #

 

 

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