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Dona Paula Salix Tannat Malbec 2005, Tannat Wine

Dona Paula Salix Tannat Malbec 2005, Tannat Wine

Origin: Argentina - Mendoza
Characteristics: Aha! More proof that sustainable agriculture makes superior wine, this dark red embodies the deep qualities of these Bordelais varietals. With an aroma like spiced fruit compote, a mouthful of dark, stewed black and blueberry fruit and a body filled out by pumice like tannins, this deep and dense red blend has a dry complexity on the finish somewhat reminiscent of dark chocolate. 35 year old vines do a lot to condense all these attributes and 16 months in French oak lend even more breadth. Balanced by a mineral acidity and sound structure, this is a wine to enjoy for years to come. -NL (tasted February 2009)

2005 Dona Paula Salix (70% Tannat, 30% Malbec)
Dark cherry and hints of tobacco and cedar on the nose. Darker berries including a little bit of blueberry pie come across on the palate. Quite punchy but backed with firm tannins and delicious, delicate fruit on the finish. -wine review by KS, May 2009
Expert Review
90 Points - "The purple-colored 2005 Tannat (60%)-Malbec (40%) Salix Vineyard offers a fragrant aromatic array of mineral, plum, blueberry, black cherry, and scorched earth. It has a firm entry onto the palate leading to a solid core of spicy black fruits, some layering, excellent balance, and several years of cellaring potential. Drink it through 2017."
-J.M., Wine Advocate, Dec '08

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Price: $32.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 6
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