Bodegas y Viñedos Monteviejo – Petite Fleur 2012 – Mendoza

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Very intense colour here, really inky black-purple core. Fine nose, quite elegant here, with a good emphasis on fruit. High ripeness, but nothing overripe. There is not a lot of oak present just a slight hint of fine oak in the background. Some fine spiciness as well; like plum, ginger, inky, dark fruit, like blackberry and plum. I really like the palate here, there is a great deal of concentration and density but mainly on the fruity side. The oak is nicely laid-back. The tannins are very grainy, like fine coco powder, really juicy blackberry, cassis there. Persistent and lingering flavours. Really good length, with a certain complexity. I definitely like those layers of those fine spices with very lush and elegant fruit. But it is obviously a warm climate style, but I think it is well balanced in terms of freshness. Very good drinkability today, but definitely with more structure for further development.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.