DiamAndes Gran Reserva 2008
Grape: 75% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Medium+ purple core, lighter on the rim.
Nose: Cassis, prune, blackberry, violet, touch of smoke, cedar.
Palate: Medium body, medium+ tannins, medium acidity. Wood, blackberry, mineral, tar, touch of nuttiness.
Finish: Long finish, mineral, liquorice.
Fairly integrated wine, perhaps if it was consumed 2-3 years ago it would’ve held onto more fruits. The wine is reasonably complex, full of dark fruits, smoke, cedar notes on the nose. The palate is very mineral forward, with blackberries, tar, and touch of nuttiness that reminds me of Oloroso sherry, with a long finish.