Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trapiche Torrontés 2008

Trapiche Torrontés 2008
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Blend: Torrontes (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: December 2010
Purchase Price: $6.99

Our review: Yellow-gold in color, this wine has a pleasant blend of citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with slight herbal and floral notes. There is a nice acidic balance at first, the fruit flavors quite expressive on the palate. But into the finish it is less harmonious, a somewhat bitter character emerging that tends to mask the other elements present.

Our rating: If it weren't for the rather odd finish on this wine, we'd have rated it quite highly. It's well-rounded, and food-friendly; we suggest serving it with Asian cuisines as it could stand up to chicken, pork, or seafood dishes, anything from mild to spicy. But the finish is really quite incongruous here, not bad necessarily, just not complimentary, knocking our score down to just Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Yellow-greenish color, with golden hints. Flower and citrus aromas. Fresh in the mouth. Elegant, well balanced wine."

Winery website: Trapiche | Argentina.

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