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Don David 2005

Member Review by Healy:

Not as good as hoped. Stayed quite closed despite long time in glass. Pehaps I drank it too young (April 2008). Nose only had slight plum fruit, body had good, thick texture, but very closed. Bit of fruit, probably cherry or plum, but not enough to really tell. Finish was very alcoholed, some tannins, no fruit.

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The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its building... Read more
The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its buildings, covered with silver shone and its people dressed in gold. In 1692 an earthquake buried the city and his its treasures. In the late 1970's the company bought the El Esteco estate and recovered the hidden treasure. We discovered the riches came from the soil. In honour to the legend, El Esteco produces the best grapes used for Michel Torino top export wines. Read less
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Snooth User: Healy
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1.00 5
04/05/2008

Not as good as hoped. Stayed quite closed despite long time in glass. Pehaps I drank it too young (April 2008). Nose only had slight plum fruit, body had good, thick texture, but very closed. Bit of fruit, probably cherry or plum, but not enough to really tell. Finish was very alcoholed, some tannins, no fruit.


Snooth User: Jennger
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4.00 5
11/05/2009

Balanced complexity, dry, nice dinner wine.


Snooth User: 1
8251236
4.00 5
11/03/2008

I'd just served this along with a couple of other bottles during my wedding. People loved this wine, and said they'd be purchasing it again. Quite a bold wine IMO, and very drinkable with a heavy meal such as beef. Very dry, and sharp with the feel. Not sure if I'm a big fan, but glad some people really liked it.




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