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Vistalba Corte B 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Bright ruby-red. Musky, rather claret-like aromas and flavors of currant, blackberry, coffee, mocha and tobacco, plus a faintly vegetal nuance in a Bordeaux way. Suave and fine-grained wine, spreading out nicely to coat the mouth. Finishes long, with lush tannins. Showing better than a bottle I noted in Issue 136.

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External Reviews for Vistalba Corte B

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright ruby-red. Musky, rather claret-like aromas and flavors of currant, blackberry, coffee, mocha and tobacco, plus a faintly vegetal nuance in a Bordeaux way. Suave and fine-grained wine, spreading out nicely to coat the mouth. Finishes long, with lush tannins. Showing better than a bottle I noted in Issue 136.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Lush and round, with velvety-textured tannins carrying ample layers of plum sauce, crushed currant and fig fruit, and dark licorice notes. Stays admirably fresh on the hefty finish, with a nice buried black tea hint. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2011.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2005 Corte B is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak for 12 months. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays a bouquet of cedar, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and assorted black fruits. Medium- to full-bodied, on the palate it exhibits some complexity, savory fruit, layered flavors, and excellent length. It will evolve for 1ndash;2 years and drink well through 2016.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Malbec and Bonarda are the lead grapes in this four-variety blend that shows improvement from the 2004, which was tough. Loads of ripe, dark fruit lead the way, with chewy, dense berry flavors coming next. Itrsquo;s bolstered by warm, oaky hints that settle on mocha and spice, so it fits the familiar style of what is good Mendoza wine.



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