Don’t Cry for me Argentina

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Bin Ends Wine in order to participate in Twitter Taste Live.

You knew I’d have to go for the cheesy title at some point, right? I can’t resist! Especially since this is the fifth Argentinian wine I’ve written up…I’m surprised I held off this long. I don’t usually have that much restraint when it comes to the cheese factor.  I believe this was the last wine of the evening…it was the darkest, though one of the lightest in terms of alcohol content.  The 2006 Michel Torino Don David Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon clocked in at 13.9% alcohol by volume and had a real cork closure.

On the nose I got spice, pepper, black fruit, pepper, black plum, black currants, black cherry, earth, raisins, peppers, and chocolate.  I thought the nose was fruity and very very peppery. As it sat in my glass, more layers appeared.  In the mouth I found tart sour cherries, blackberry, cherry, spice, tart fruit, and earth.  I had hope this would be a bit more complex in the mouth given the depth of the nose, but I think it might just be young as it had tons of tannins and dried my tongue out.

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