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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Nandu Malbec 2004
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $14.99
I received this Malbec in a Discovery Wine Club Selection for the month of January (Wines.com) Now on to the 4 S's - (see) dark opaque red color (sniff) faint fruit aromas, mostly cherry (sip) muted and dull fruit flavors of cherry and prunes with some spice box. Dry and alcoholic feel with a full body and a furry (dried out) mouth feel. (summarize) I didn't care for this Malbec. After first glass I wasn't looking forward to having a second. With so many good Malbec's available, I won't be re-ordering more of this one. Overall a bit disappointing.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
RockBare Shiraz 2003
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $16.99
1/19/2008 I rate this 90 points: Enjoyed this wine, we did a comparison between 3 Australia Shiraz and agreed that this was the best of the three. (the other two were MAK and Green Point) Serving Temp was 61 - Dark Red with Purple overtones, pronounced legs, medium aroma of blackberry and plum with some Oak. Wonderful fresh black fruit flavors, with some cinnamon, spice and black pepper. Long finish with oak, vanilla and earth flavors. Very Balanced with moderate complexity, strong structure, but has smooth tannins. Aged 12 months in French Oak. This wine has 14% alcohol, however I saw other references of 14.5 and 14.7, but our bottle said 14%. Have one more bottle and will buy some more. Listed as "smart buy" with WS. . . Cheers!
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Interesting, unique and enjoyable are the first adjectives that come to mind. Tangerine, pear and citrus flavors upfront with a slight sweetness on the back side. Herbal element typical of the Sauvignon Blanc grape that makes up part of this white blend. Long finish, good acidity, dry, very enjoyable. Bought more
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