Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Argiolas - Costera - Isola dei Nuraghi : 2006


Still considerable tannins, but pleasant--and a good sign, as we'd like to have some of this around for the future. Liquorice, some mint and a nice mineral tease toward the finish, which turns somewhat salty and ought to go well with darker chocolate. Very strong aromas of sun-warmed strawberries and cherries. There is a delightful pepper presence, as well: a bit of spice in the nose when exhaling with a mouthful, and some spice in the back of the throat. Very juicy, a bit of tobacco--but dark, possibly aged, like an Amsterdam blended rolling tobacco, not like a Turkish blend. Well done. We're fans.

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