Tuesday, July 7, 2009
A Nice Big Glass of Wine at or Under $10
I've had Tilia wines before and thought I wrote about this one, but couldn't find it in the new search feature on the blog.
This 2008 Tilia Malbec-Syrah is a dynamite glass of wine for the price point for those of you that like big spicy wines. It's an Argentina wine from the Catena family of wines that usually sells for under $10 or right at that price point. It's a Mendoza Valley keeper. I bought this bottle at Jill Ditmire's Mass Ave. Wine Shop.
This is a nice purple-ish wine that has dark fruit flavors, a bit earthy, and even roasted coffee. It's big without clobbering the palate. I had this wine with some seasoned pork burgers off the grill and it was just great.
It has a nice soft tannin finish. The 07 vintage of this same wine got an 88 from Wine Spectator. I'd strongly suggest you buy Tilia wines in your wine shop. The label is widely distributed.
Try this one with some big chocolate too!
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