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(2019) Continuing the Daily Drinker's capacity to surprise, a light red wine made from the Cereza grape variety, actually a white wine grape that develops a deep blush colour, much like Pinot Gris for example. So the skin contact here has made a wine that is definitely red - or arguably a very (very) deep rosé. There's a pretty floral and cherry character on the nose (fitting, as Cereza means 'cherry'), and in the mouth a bit of confectionary, cherry-lips sweetness before rather abrupt acidity kicks in. That gives freshness, but the palate doesn't quite live up to the charm of the nose. £10.60 to Daily Drinker Club members.
(2009) Alamos is a joint-project between Bibendum and the excellent Catena winery in Mendoza. This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a touch of leafy greenness, but there's also good Cabernet black fruit, a touch of menthol and a cedary background. In the mouth it is a wine that has a failry tight, focused character. The blackcurrant fruit is good, and though there's an edge of Cabernet austerity and the final impression is just a little lean, the sweet fruit and savoury quality would probably win through with food.
(2008) Bright berry fruit and a smokiness from 50% second fill barriques and staves. Some floral notes that seem rather rose-like and highly perfumed, in an almost artificial way. Rather astringent with a certain harshness, though a dry sense of minerality helps.
(2008) Would be £7.80 in UK. Vineyard selection of fruit, partial barrel ferment. One year in French oak. Good fruit and some freshness, but seems to have a slightly dirty bacterial note?
(2008) Quite a lot of cedary, spicy American oak, with rich berry fruits. Slightly angular, with plenty of savoury fruit and that pleasant rusticity.
(2008) Smooth, smoky, quite silky black fruit. Nice fresh palate, with a slightly baked, but very pleasant black fruit palate and a silky tannin and acid structure with some spice and power. Good value.
(2008) A variety mainly grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, I found this to have a slightly wet-dog, furry character, perhaps hinting at brett, with a slight tendency to inkiness. Not my favourite.
(2008) 5.5 million litres made. A touch of sulphur, with good bright fruit, and a touch of baked plum. On the palate a fairly inky concentration, but the brightness and cherry tang comes through. Nicely balanced and plenty of punch at the price.
(2008) Quite a ripe, berry and plummy fruit quality. There's a roughening tannic edge here that adds a bit of interest, giving a savoury grip to the dark, quite plummy fruit. A touch baked, but good quality again here.
(2008) Nine months in barrel. Slightly smoky, fat, quite animal notes to nice cedary fruit but a touch overoaked perhaps. A certain creamy berry quality. Creamy and plush on the palate, with a nice bite of acidity and smooth, ripe tannin. A good wine, but perhaps a touch clumsy. £6 - £7.99.
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