Bodegas Salentein Numina 2014
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
Salentein's wines have never been better than over the last few vintages. This Malbec-heavy blend is rich, with aromatic notes of raisin, prune, licorice and almond candy. A full, tannic and slightly bumpy palate holds impressive flavors of cassis, black plum, blackberry, toast and peppercorn. On the finish, coffee, toast, mocha, licorice and cassis flavors are deep and delicious. Drink through 2026.
Bright full ruby. Strong peppery/herbal lift to the aromas of blackberry, black cherry and menthol. Offers lovely density, pliancy and sweetness, but the wine's pungent fresh tobacco and herb elements currently clash with its sweet oak and rich cocoa flavors. There are some distinctly herbaceous notes here but I like the wine's generosity of texture and sweet tannins. not to mention its length.
A medium- to full-bodied red, with focused and muscular red berry and cherry flavors that offer plenty of savory notes. Mushroom and forest floor accents on the firm finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2019. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.