Province: MendozaCa de Calle Reserve Red Blend 2011
Subregion: Perdriel; La Consulta; Agrelo
Grapes: 74% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
Aging: 12 months in French oak
Stewed fruits and a hint of latex suggest a wine that’s smouldered by itself for a good long time, and indeed it has – it’s a finely structured blend that brings a core of dark plums with violets and a few tart pinpricks. The finish lasts a good long time, too, becoming milder as it goes. To savor and consider.