Villa San-Juliette 2009 Malbec
Blueberries and licorice with a slight hint of wet sage and smoked hickory. It smells very playful but once it hits your mouth, it goes nuts. It’s like too many kids in the bounce house except nobody gets hurt. It’s big and playful. I found myself trying to experience multiple nuances happening simultaneously. The tannins feel bolder than they are but then again this isn’t a little wine. The finish is tart and push the roof of your mouth. I have to admit that this was quite the E-Ticket ride. Although bumpy here and there, I would definitely get back in line again.
(K&S Rating: 5 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “This wine has lush perfume aromas of violet, cedar, cigar and earth. The mouth yields cherries and a bit of sage. The finish lingers with pleasant floral notes and soft tannins. Great with lamb, burgers and hard cheeses.”