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MY TASTING NOTES

Deep purple red in colour, this full bodied wine has beautiful aromas of blackberries and cassis, very concentrated flavours with a nice long finish. I enjoyed this wine with a wonderful dinner of seared peppered beef and roasted seasonal vegetables with a side of asparagus risotto.

REVIEW BY

The Wine Advocate – “The most expensive effort, but still a great value, is the 2012 Malbec Limestone Block. There are 500 cases of this wine that was aged nine months in French oak From a 4,000 foot elevation and very rocky soils, it tips the scales at a boisterous 14.5% natural alcohol. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by a sweet perfume of crushed rock minerality, acacia flowers, blackberries and cassis as well as a hint of vanillin. This powerful, concentrated, impressively endowed Malbec should drink well for 5-7 years. ”

RATINGS  ~ Rated 92 Points on Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

FOOD PAIRING  ~ Beef And Roasted Game Meats

VALUE  ~ Great Bottle Of Wine For Under $25

COUNTRY ~ Argentina

REGION ~ Mendoza

PRODUCER ~ TintoNegro

GRAPE VARIETY  ~ Malbec 93 % And Cabernet franc 7 %

COLOUR ~ Red

VINTAGE ~ 2012

TYPE OF BOTTLE CLOSURE ~ Metal Screw Cap

SIZE ~ 750 ml

WINE FAMILY  ~ Dry, Full-Bodied And Spicy

SERVING TEMPERATURE  ~ Between 16°C And 17°C