Purple tinted with assertive red tones, Eolo unfolds layers of engaging aromas including ripe cherry, smoky coconut and hints of blueberry jam. Full bodied in structure, this wine has lively fruit flavors and sweet round tannins that allow for a long, smooth and lingering finish.
Enjoy with grilled meats including beef and game. Also excellent with spicy dishes, and aged cheeses.
"The 2008 Eolo Malbec is blended with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot and sees 18 months in French new oak. It is utterly refined on the nose with dark cherries, rose petals, Asian spices and a hint of bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigree tannins. It is a feminine Malbec with a satin-like texture and a caressing finish of blood orange and creme de cassis. This is a hideously expensive, but undeniably beautiful, succinctly crafted Malbec. Wonderful."
The Wine Advocate
"Eolo is apparently on the upswing in just its 3rd incarnation. The nose is deep and sweet, with licorice, rubber, lemon peel and tobacco to go with bold berry aromas. Shows immensity and structure in the mouth, with layered blackberry flavors and creaminess. Fades well, with tobacco and leather gracing the finish.
"An ambitious wine, with ripe linzer torte, plum preserves and berry coulis fruit that's well-integrated with toasty notes of apple wood and tarry mineral, leading to the long, fruit-filled finish. An impressive effort for the vintage. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot."
"Deep, saturated ruby. Cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate on the slightly warm nose. Densely packed and concentrated if a bit unrefined. There's a juiciness to the powerful fruit but I would have liked to see more restraint. This big, rich wine is rather overwhelming but the tannins avoid dryness. For fans of the style."
International Wine Cellar