Quite dark and brooding in the glass. The nose is somewhat muted but I managed to swirl some black cherry and cassis. The palate is basic with black and blue fruit notes, gentle acidity and mild tannins. The mid palate is a little hollow but I do get some plum and blueberry notes. The finish is rather short but the tannins hold on for a while, not overly dry but present. A weekday wine to pair with pasta or pizza it gets 85 points from me. Drink till 2022. This unique Argentinian red nlend of Bonarda, Malbec, and Syrah cost me $21 and gets 2 stars. Salut….
We tasted this wine next to it’s stablemate, the Tilia Merlot. For me, Malbec is supposed to be very fruity, rich and sometimes jammy. Syrah has a far greater flavor profile and draws a lot from the terroir where it is grown. The combination of the two is somewhat bedazzling. I can’t really enjoy the Malbec side, and the Syrah portion is not to my personal taste. It does however offer up some decent fruit for the measly $9 price tag.
Darker purple than the Merlot, this wine had a more candied nose of red fruits. On the palate, raspberry and earth with a touch of cafe’. There was a slight sweetness to the wine, but nothing off-putting. The tannic structure is decent as is the acidity. I think I prefer my Malbec served straight up, no mixing. Syrah is a wonderful grape by itself or in company with more traditional blends. I will look for the pure Malbec from this winery to see the difference, stay tuned. 85 points and 3 stars from me for this effort. Salut….