Tasting Notes: Lamadrid

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Today's wine hails from Argentina. While Argentina Malbec is having a moment, I was reassured from Eric at Travis Heights Wine & Spirits that they do have other great varietals at bargain prices. That led me to this Cabernet Sauvignon from the Agrelo region.

Wine: Lamadrid Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard

Vintage: 2017

Winery: Lamadrid

Country: Argentina

Region: Agrelo

Grape Varietal: (100%) Cabernet Sauvignon

Source: Travis Heights Wine & Spirits

Price: $16.99

It is purple red color. It is spicy to the nose with clove, fresh berries, plum and raspberry notes. It shows a soft palate with a long and persistent finish.

T&T Notes: I let it sit in the decanter for over an hour while I prepared dinner. Once ready, I first examined the color. It was a deep purple. Think grape juice mixed with a bit of syrup. I picked up on the nose, smells of raspberry, vanilla, black pepper, and espresso. My first sip was a nice surprise. I was prepared for a full body cab to punch my senses, but was welcomed by a lighter touch. But after a few seconds the tannins arrived and covered my gums. I tasted cranberry, aged blueberry, and smoke (as it felt hot). Good wine for someone who is a fan of lighter body wines like Pinot Noir, it will not over power you. But if you do like a strong cab, you may leave this wine filling unfulfilled.

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