Friday, January 26, 2007

Taste of Argentina: #5 of 5

Well folks, this review concludes our tour of Argentina. I hope you enjoyed reading about these 5 wines as much as we enjoyed drinking them. As a reminder, there is still time to vote for which country you'd like to see us visit next. The poll closes today at 6 pm...and at the moment Spain has a significant lead over the other options. If you have suggestions on how we can make this world tour more fun or interesting, please let us know. We'd really love to hear from you.

The Wine: Carlos Pulenta Vistalba Corte B 2003

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Category: Red Meritage

Vintage: 2003

Price: $19.99

Decanted or Not: Yes, 90 minutes

Tasting Notes:

The Color: Ruby Red

The Nose: Very Powerful. Ripe berries, plum, wood and spice

The Taste: Very lush and juicy from the start. Intense dark fruit, with very nice spice. Middle is a little bitter and earthy with wood and leather/coffee flavors. Finish is very smooth - coats your tongue gently with tannins, powerful and again spicy and fruity at the end. Alcohol lingers in the back of your throat.

Overall nice bottle. A little bit of a fruit bomb, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The Verdict: 8 corks

That's all for now. Remember to swirl, sniff, and swig. Cheers!


MyManMisterC said...

In honor of Miguel Angel Jimenez, my vote is for Spain

The Vine Guy said...

LOL...just Monday u said you voted for South Africa.

Chenoa said...

i thought the greek wines we tasted on our honeymoon deserve some attention. get on it.

MyManMisterC said...

yeah well, Jimenez won in Qatar, I am going with Spain

Sergeant-At-Arms said...

What kind of grapes are red meritage?

Mr. C, the Brit, Paul Casey, won last week and that was in Abu Dhabi. The Qatar event is this weekend with Retief, not Trevor I. in the lead.

The Greeks? So they invented democracy, so what? What have they done since? Don't give them any acknowledgement. Those child molesters are worse than South Africans.

The Vine Guy said...


Here are the grape varietals present in this bottle: BONARDA,CABERNET SAUVIGNON,MALBEC,MERLOT.

Not all Meritage share the same ingredients.

Sergeant-At-Arms said...

I see.