Well, finally made it home from what seemed a lifetime away. Managed to bring 7 bottles in my suitcases, a case of 4 fincasophenia robertoluka which is rated highly, so will look forward to those in time.
Of the other three I managed to bring, two were also from @fincasophenia , their Synthesis, The Blend 2018. This wine was one of only 7 Argentine wines to receive a Platinum Medal at @decanterawards in 2021, scoring 97 points. A Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, I drank a couple of these while away, at dinner, and didn’t make notes, but #Decanter commented as follows..
“Supremely elegant nose of graphite and ripe hedgerow fruit, mulberry, vanilla and smoky notes. Perfectly poised with well-integrated tannins and a long, lush, fruity finish. Classy toasted palate.”
It certainly went down well with my fellow dinners over the holidays, glad I was able to hide a couple to bring home.
The third of my bottles to come home is a classic @elenemigowines Single Vineyard La Esperanza, #Bonarda 2014, from the magical hands of #AlejandroVigil and #AdriannaCatena, and their #bodegaaleanna in Mendoza.
While I am very familiar with El Enemigo and their Gran Enemigo Malbecs, I have yet to try their Bonarda, and look forward to enjoying this before too long.
So, all in all, a great supply of wine added to the cellar, with a few more bottles due when @pauzuche comes home in a while. Not to mention my supplies of #chianticollisenesi due from @campochiarenti in the near future. I believe I’m well stocked, for the short term at least.