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

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