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Friday, April 24, 2009

2003 Tempus Alba Preludio Acorde #1 Reserve

This wine is composed of %60 Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and was hand picked and barrel aged in 90% new French oak and 10% American. I have tried other Preludio wines in the past and have never been as impressed as I am with this wine. They've taken their game to the next level with this silky smooth, rape, and ultra refined Malbec-Cab.

On the bouquet I get brimming black cherry and coco powder notes that remind me of chocolate covered cherries. There is also a sweet tobacco and tea leaf character along with a touch of leather that makes me think of the great wines of Montalcino.

On the palate the wine continues to impress and with a luscious and silky texture it delivers flavors of coco, black cherry, soft hints of soil and earth, and a touch of ripe raspberry on the finish. This wine is very balanced and actually seems like it is showing a bit of maturity in terms of age. It has a soft elegance and real finesse. 91+ points

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