Trapiche – Imperfecto 2011 – Mendoza

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Very dark colour here, really blue-purple with a high intensity colouring the glass. Pure nose quite modern in style, with a high ripeness here, displaying some hints of violet, dark berries, cassis. Quite fine, mild spiciness of ginger, plum. No evident oak really, more on the fruity side. High concentration on the palate. I think this is a wine that combines, it feels obviously a warm climate with high ripeness of fruit, really dark, inky, plum, cassis. We have a high extraction as well, still quite youthful tannin. Appearing a bit tight on the finish. However, it is a wine destined for the cellar so it should easily integrate within a few years of aging. It is a really generous style here, I still fine the oak finely integrated and really juicy, lushes, dark fruit. With fine spiciness on the finish, again I get that pepper, plum, ginger, adding a fine freshness. Together with a tannic backbone, it gives off a nice freshness to that really ripe fruit. We have a quite high degree of alcohol here, I suppose, but it really doesn’t taste like it. Long finish, so a potent wine, but still pretty much on the youthful side. Something I would prefer to give a thorough decantation or something to put back in the cellar for a few years.

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