DiamAndes Grande Reserve 2015
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
Taut, with a sinewy power to the dried cherry, coffeeberry and roasted plum flavors that feature notes of dried green herb. The tannins clamp down on the finish. Malbec and Cabernet. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made, 500 cases imported.
A Malbec with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from Vista Flores that spent 18 months aging in French barrels. The bituminous, extractive nose presents wood first before rose petals and tea as part of a green-ripe profile. Intense on the palate; the tannins, brought by both the wood and the skins, are firm and dry. Feels worn out by the aging process.