Luca Beso de Dante 2016
Aromas of cassis with mint notes and oak. Medium-bodied and classically structured with good density. The Cabernet fruit melds seamlessly with the Malbec, creating a well-structured and balanced blend with moderate tannins and a lengthy finish.
This blend will pair well with any Cab-friendly dishes such as steak, pork, lamb, and strong cheeses. It can handle any dish with cream or butter sauces.
The 2016 Beso de Dante is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc sourced from vineyards in Vista Flores and Altamira in the Valle de Uco. It's floral and expressive, open and very nicely integrated, with a notable absence of herbal notes, just a bit of spiciness (think paprika). This is a compact blend with power and finesse, with very good balance. When I mentioned how integrated the wine felt, they confessed the grapes had been co-fermented. Go figure! The Cabernet was more evident after the wine had been in the glass for a good 15 minutes.