Numina 2010

2010 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

One of the findings in our report on The Diverse Wines of Argentina was how well Malbec works when blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Malbec contributes flavor and a lush mouth feel, while Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure and elegance. This is confirmed in the Numina, a blend of Malbec (61%), Cabernet Sauvignon (21%) and smaller amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all from Salentein?s El Oasis vineyard. This well structured wine shows spicy, rich blackberry with a note of honeyed oak on the nose and offers a velvet-textured, refined palate that finishes with gripping, ripe tannins. Aged in French oak for 16 months. October 2012
Salentein, Bodegas Numina 2010 bottle Platinum