2 Alfa Crux from O.Fournier - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 04-28-2010 08:29 PM

Had lunch in San Telmo today and dinner at Cabana Las Lilas in Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires.

Both times, I endedup ordering a wine from O.Fournier.

For lunch, had a bottle of the 2002 O.Fournier Alfa Crux Blend. This was just a wonderfully balanced wine. I suspect it had plenty of punch initially, but by now it was quite together. The tempranillo dominated blend shows through with the density and structure but it had good depth and complexity, floral, spicy, good amount of wood to be sure but nice coco, fleshy, but all these components in good balance. A wonderful wine for the price.

For dinner, with such a large amount of meat that was coming my way, I wanted a bigger wine so the Sommelier selected this for us. 2006 O.Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec. This is 100% malbec and it showed. Very dense, very fleshy, deep dark in color, opaque, great goobs of blueberry, deep fruits, coco and great density. It was an impressive wine, lacking perhaps the balance of the former but there is a lot of stuffing here and might ultimately be the better wine.

I've never really had wines from South America and now that i've sampled the $10Usd to $50USD range, I'm pretty impressed.

- wondersofwine - 04-29-2010 02:13 PM

Keep the notes coming, Mike.