GAIA Red Blend 2018 An Argentine Secret by Philip S. Kampe
The postman came by the house with a small package for me.
Minutes later, I pulled out a gorgeously labeled bottle of wine from the producer, Domaine Bosquet from red wine country in Argentina, specifically Mendoza.
The red blend consists of Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon,
I poured the wine. It was dark, ruby red in the glass with obvious aromas of menthol and black licorice that blew you away, followed by faint plum and ground black pepper odors. The fragrance was very seductive. You could stop there and your mind would be full of curiosity because the lead up to the palate taste was special.
My palate opened up immediately once I modestly sampled the first drops of this wine. I took immediate pleasure with its depth and intensity. As I enjoyed the second sip, it was obvious this was a full-bodied, silky wine with that irresistible smoky element that was married with black licorice and violet lozenges from my youth.
The intense, smooth flavor lingered in my palate for several minutes.
At well under $20 a bottle and age worthy, this is a wine to drink now and put away for the future.
Philip S, Kampe