Monday, 9 January 2012

Spy Valley

Spy Valley Merlot Malbec 2010 Marlborough 14.5%
N: Plummy and wild (Merlot then Malbec) fruity, forward, ripe and richly aromatic; darker berries, freshly tilled soil then a gentle knock on the door with a little oak.

P: Dry and fruity – plum and wild with red berries; with plenty of tannins to chew through along with medium+ acidity as well. while various oak flavour in this expression – the power underpinning the fruit masks the impact of the oak – this is a good thing for such a young wine. A sound choice to accompany a steak (MR) or chicken and vegetable casserole with a mushroom cream sauce.
Overall a balanced and well-made wine, as stated above quite fruity, overall good.
3 Stars

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