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Finca el Origen “Reserva Torrontes” Valle de Cafayate 2009
Tasting Notes: 100% torrontes, 30-year-old vines, 14% vol. Pale, golden, honey-yellow in the glass. A fresh and bright nose with notes of sweet grass and a nice floral spiciness. There are also notes of fresh tropical fruits, in particular pineapple. Overall this wine has a relatively pleasant nose although there is a subtle chemical nuance, limiting the wine’s full integration. In the mouth this wine is very smooth, silky and full-bodied. The acidity is well-balanced and there are flavors of canned peaches, pineapple, and a grapefruit-like bitterness. Not bad for the price point but certainly nothing to write home to mom about.
Rating: 13/20 (84/100)
Price: $150 Mexican Pesos @ Tierra de Vinos (Mexico City)

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