Valle de Uco, Mendoza.
Decanted and chilled, given the fact that it was 47 degrees C, when you factor in the humidity. I have a stone-lined, but passive, cellar and the bottle was a little warm. Ah, Ontario summers!!
Very dark purple, almost black, in the glass.
Red licorice, spice and creamy milk chocolate on the nose.
Incredible rich, lush and weighty in the mouth, blueberry and black cherry fruit, black licorice, chocolate, tarry, smoky, good acidity.
With time in the decanter the wine shut down, taking on a charred, almost burned, note and became a little hot.
An impressive wine (absent the shut down) and a steal at $13.95.