Cape Mentelle Shiraz ’02, Western Australia:
Deep dark in color. It is an opulent wine with complex and lush ripe plum-prunes flavors, laced with spice and pepper characteristics, underlaid by chewy tannins; A very luscious palate, with a supple and harmonious structure and a complex flavor range from sweet to savory.
Bottega Vinaia Lagrein, Trentino, Italy:
Intense ruby red color. Complex bouquet, with strong scents of vanilla, violets and wild berries, tending to musk and burnt wood with aging. Well-structured and balanced, with a harmony between tannins and acidity that renders it soft and velvety with a persistent finish.
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