Bodega DiamAndes Gran Reserva 2008
Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This vintage has good concentration and is very well-balanced, despite lower than expected yields. The dark color shows a fine
concentration of fruit, producing rich, elegant wines. This elegance is due to higher than usual temperature variations: the
average and high temperatures were above the median, while the low temperatures were lower than usual. With little rain (60%
less than the historical average for the area), 2008 was a wine grower's vintage, enabling, with good management, the
expression of all the vineyard's elegance and the natural characteristics of its terroir.
75% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
"Blackberry, blueberry and maple aromas announce a rich, ripe wine. There's also toast and char on the nose. In the mouth, this is layered and grabby, with mossy black-fruit flavors that end in a cool, earthy swirl of cola and licorice. This blend of 75% Malbec and 25% Syrah is a stunner and should be consumed now through 2016."
"The 2008 Diamandes de Uco Gran Reserva is a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak for 20 months. A glass-coating opaque purple/black color, it offers up an impressive nose of mineral, earth notes, licorice, soy, espresso, black cherry, and black currant. Medium-bodied on the palate and surprisingly elegant, it reveals layered, spicy black fruit flavors, excellent concentration and volume, and enough structure to support several more years of cellaring. This lengthy offering will deliver peak drinking from 2013 to 2023.
The Wine Advocate
"Saturated bright ruby. Superripe aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, minerals and bitter chocolate lifted by a pure violet topnote. Dense, suave and vibrant, with terrific clarity thanks to its strong mineral underpinning. Firmly tannic but not dry. Shows sneaky palate-staining length, with dark berry, minerals and bitter chocolate notes leaving behind a captivating perfume. Even more impressive than the superb 2007, this beauty should age gracefully."
International Wine Cellar
"A rich and juicy wine with lots of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Full body, soft tannins and a full-throttle finish. Lots going on and verging on being overdone, but it's exciting to taste. Drink or hold."
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