Posts tagged Bonarda

Trapiche Broquel Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina

I admit I am a Bonarda evangelical. The 2007 Trapiche Broquel version is a rugged yet handsome character, with a little grey in the hair. Cultivated from vines 20+ years old, this bottle has great fruit concentration. Tobacco, leather and cherry all grab you by the nose hair and make you take notice. The wine rolls into your mouth with representation from all over the produce aisle. Berry fruit that is sharp with a component of pomegranate, cranberry cocktail juice, and some green vegetable. The Read more [...]

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda Reserva 2008, Mendoza, Argentina

The 2008 Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda sits pretty in the glass with a purple accented dark red.  The bouquet has a stereo effect with peat coming in one channel and sweet berries in the other.  That complexity carries itself well into the mouth.  It starts off with a nice berry (strawberry, raspberry, some with some currant even) flavour but that quickly rolls into a slowly dispersing green vegetable and tannic middle and finish that seems to go on forever.  The effect is like quickly sucking Read more [...]
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