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Juciy, wet and red

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brand NameBodega Elena De Mendoza
Wine NameRed Blend
Vintage (Year)2010
AVAMendoza Province
CountryArgentina
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeBonarda, Malbec, Syrah/Shiraz
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
2
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
4
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

This is the second time that I have had to write a review for this wine, and it's still equally great. The blend is 62% Malbec, 21% Syrah, and 17% Bonarda. The wine in itself is a purple with a slight reddish tint, but the flavor is what you want.

Now, this is an inexpensive wine, and so you're not going to get a lot of complexity in it, but you get a combination of wet leather and sweeter red, which as the bottle says, would go great with barbecued foods. On the finish, there is some dry with a transition over to currants.

This wine would be great for barbecues, and for lighter red meat fare.

 

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