Deep and bright color that evokes its name. Ethereal rose petal incense and spicy perfume with a bass note of smoky earth and espresso. Juicy and medium-bodied, it expands and intensifies in the mouth, gaining density and complexity as it is savored. The palate balances red currant fruit and hints of black pepper with loads of mouth-coating ripe tannins that are common in old vine Malbecs. Finishes with smooth, lush tannins, ripe acidity and good length. The ultimate in steak wine. You'd be wise to let this old vine beauty open a bit before delving into it, so get the decanter out for this one.
"Notes of baking spices, licorice and smoke lead in this rich red, sporting a solid core of dark cherry and macerated plum."
"Bright medium ruby. Slightly porty aromas of redcurrant, chocolate and exotic spices. Supple and very ripe but not overly sweet, with redcurrant and mocha flavors lifted on the back end by pepper and herb nuances. No shortage of brightness or flavor interest. The chocolatey oak component is apparent on the finish. Winemaker Jimena Lopez previously was in charge of making red wines at Bodegas Norton."
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