Friday, June 20, 2008

Lo Tengo Torrontes 2005

Lo Tengo Torrontes 2005
Origin: Argentina
Blend: 100% Torrontes
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Synthetic cork
Purchase date: June 2008
Purchase price: $10.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Crisp and dry, this wine exudes lush tropical fruit aromas. Its elegant personality makes it the perfect partner to dance the night away."

ABC Wines review: A rich, golden amber in color, this wine exhibits a powerful aroma of spicy, almost smoky, honeyed tropical fruit. The fruit flavors are, however, somewhat muted and are reminiscent of grain-based alcohols. The long finish is initially hot though mellows fairly quickly. The stark qualities of this wine smooth out and improve a bit after the bottle has been opened for 20 minutes. It would pair nicely with a spicy, tomato-based dish. Our score: Average, maybe a bit higher.

Winery website: None found. Interesting note: The bottle has a 3D label depicting a couple dancing the tango.

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