Friday, January 13, 2012

San Telmo Esencia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

In the Glass: Dark purplish red

On the Nose: Cherry and candied fragrance with eucalyptus and mint overtones

On the Palate: Plum and black cherry flavors with brown sugar nuances. Relatively short finish and a hint of oak. Soft tannins and ready to drink right now. Does not require any extensive airing, but opens up nicely if left open for about 1/2 hour before drinking.

Style: Smooth and supple.

Rating: 87/100

Price Range: $8.00-$10.00. Availability is limited to a few wine stores in the area.

Comments: This is a nice new style cabernet sauvignon whose style is pretty common for the Mendoza region of Argentina. Fresh and easy style for quaffing alone or with cheeses, tomato based pasta or hamburgers. I paired it with a hearty beef stew and it worked quite well.

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