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ZAHA TOKO VINEYARD MALBEC 2016 Paraje Altamira, Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TEHO
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, intense, ripe, warm plum nose with some gently complex, cedary, mineral-tinged, mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium-full to full bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, intense, warm, intense, plum-red-and-black-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, gently cedary, faintly leafy, smoke-tinged finish. This blend of 90% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 20114 on the lower part of the glass bottle and L-20114/ZHAMB on the back label. The 2014 (**+) was released on May 26, 2018 at $34.95. CSPC 441691
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Argentina
Region
Rating ***(90 points)
Solid, Dense, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: ... Pungent chalky lift to the distinctive aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, spices, espresso and smoky minerals. Silky, salty and re?ned, with insidious limestone minerality enlivening the wine’s red berry and fresh herb ?avors and contributing to the impression of inner-mouth perfume. This wonderfully savory, sharply delineated wine offers terri?c immediate appeal and the balance to age. Saturates the palate without leaving any impression of weight, ?nishing long, savory and suave, with noble tannins. This beauty really captures the saline minerality of its site in this cool vintage ... Outstanding ... Drink: 2021‹2028. Score: 94 (Stephen Tanzer, vinous. com, Sept. 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 3, 2020
Cases bought 350 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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