Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, April 02, 2011

FLIGHT 1

1999 Wolf Blass Shiraz Platinum Label – Australia, South Australia, Barossa Rich, ripe, and fruity, this wine had cherry, plum, pepper, and good bit of oak on the nose. Sweet and creamy on the palate, there is good balance between the fruit and the spice flavors. (91 Points)

2008 Tikal Júbilo – Argentina, Mendoza Lots of perfume on the nose along with kirsch and stone. There’s a spicy sweetness that surrounds everything that makes the nose very appealing. More fruity on the palate, it has lots of cherry and cassis mixed with spice. The perfume and rock flavors are still there, but in the background. (91 Points)

2006 Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley Rich and fruity on the nose with loads of blackberry and raspberry. There also some underlying aromas of graphite and spice. Much the same on the palate, the mouthfeel is very soft, and the finish long. (90 Points)

2006 Clos Les Lunelles – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Côtes de Castillon The nose leans more towards flowers and perfume, with some cherry underneath. The tannins have a bit of a bite, but doesn’t overpower the fruit and floral notes. (89 Points)

2009 Antis Wines / Andean Wineries Malbec Aymara – Argentina, Mendoza A little tight on the nose, but there was some cherry and spice. Soft on the palate, with slightly bitter tannins, it was fairly one dimensional. Some cherry fruit with a little spice mixed in. (88 Points)

FLIGHT 2

1999 Domaine Leroy Monthélie – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Monthélie The nose is all earth flavors upfront. Leather, wet leaves, and smoke. behind that is raspberry and spice. The acidity and minerality on the palate are showing well now. It has the same earth flavors at the beginning with the fruit underneath. (93 Points)

2008 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja A huge nose of blackberry, pepper, plum, and tar. It has a creamy vanilla backbone. Much more interesting on the palate, it has the same flavors as the nose, but the stone coffee flavors wrap around the dark fruit and vanilla. (92 Points)

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