Sunday, September 23, 2012
Oceano, Gran Reserva 2008, A coastal (Atlantic) Rio Negro Valley red to admire.
Oceano Gran Reserva 2008, By Bodega Oceano, USD 15
A single vineyard Malbec (40%) blend with some Merlot a Cabernet Sauvignon from coastal (Atlantic) Viedma Valley (low Rio Negro Valley), Rio Negro Province, North Patagonia.
A beautiful red to my palate showing a balanced palette of attributes reaching clearly to an Argentina great value.Wide and ripe mix of red and black little fruits with a proper acidity and alcohol to it. Gentle and firm tannins at the same time. Quite attractive and original even softer than the usual red of cold low altitude of mid land (dessert plateau) Patagonia.
A 91 point red that should live quite well next 2 years (4-6 years from vintage). Great value and a beautiful and original Patagonian to my palate.