Appearance: morello cherry red with violet reflections.
Nose: medium-high intensity. The varietal aromas of red fruits predominate with a subtle hint of toasting of wood.
Palate: elegant and balanced in the mouth.
Aftertaste: very fruity varietal.
"Not so for the 2009 Martin Sarmiento Cuatro Pasos Mencia (100%). Sourced from 80-year-old vines planted on pure slate, it offers up an alluring nose of earthy minerality, lead pencil shavings, incense, and black raspberry. Ripe, lengthy, and supple-textured, it is a great value for drinking over the next 5 years. "
The Wine Advocate