This purple-colored Bonarda offers a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose featuring plums and mulberries. A smooth, complex wine with intense, savory fruit flavors, great length and elegance. Fruity, forward, and easy-going, this tasty effort will match well with bistro cuisine. Drink it over the next 3 years.
"The 2012 Bonarda Old Vine Reserve is about as good an example of this varietal that one will find. Its saturated purple color is accompanied by an exceptional bouquet of mulberry jam, spring flowers and loads of berry fruit. Although it was aged 12 months in French oak, there is no hint of oak, only super fruit, medium to full body, and a terrific mouthfeel as well as aromatics."
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
We really liked this wine. It is very bold and complex with a smooth finish. If you like big and bold malbecs and cabs, you might want to try this.