Valentin Bianchi Enzo 2007
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: 14.4%
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%.
The rich varietal flavor of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in Argentina and aged in new oak results in a harmonious, velvety wine of great balance and prominent personality. This vintage is an intense and seductive violet red color, showing fruit aromas of plums, black cherries and mulberries mixed with spices, and leading to mature fruit and spice on the palate. As with most Enzo vintages, there is a long, smooth, very pleasing finish.
"The 2007 Enzo Bianchi is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, and 7% Malbec aged for 12 months in new French oak. Opaque purple in color, it offers up an expressive nose of cigar box, Asian spices, violets, underbrush, black currant, and blackberry. Medium- to full-bodied with a round plush texture, it reveals intense flavors, incipient complexity, and precision balance. Give it another 2-3 years of cellaring and drinking it from 2012 to 2022."
The Wine Advocate
- 11/17/2012 (9 items) (viewed 62 times)
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