Mascota Vineyards – Unanime 2011 – Mendoza

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Red wine with medium deep ruby-red colour, it has gotten some evolution on the rim. The nose starts out quite discreetly. In a rather elegant style I would say, it has gotten a hint of complexity here, so a fine touch of oak and then I would talk about moderate ripeness. It is rather a mix of red or dark berries, clear hints of cassis, some tobacco, fine wood and dried spices. I like the palate, it has a good backbone, good density, but a fine extraction here as well. Finely grained tannin, adding good dose of freshness. We also have a fair deal of acidity backing up that fruit, we have plenty of ripeness, but still with that extra hint of freshness I get in this one. A lot of cassis, red currant and quite multi-layered as well. It keeps going on. Nice level of spiciness on the finish. It is a good length with a certain complexity and I would talk about a really fine drinkability for today, but doubtlessly with a potential for many more years in the cellar. It feels like a warm climate style, but I think it is well made, well restrained for that style. There is no noticeable alcohol. I think the oak is laid-back and showing a certain elegance and complexity today. So a really nice example.

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