2012 Serbal Assemblage

This is a blend of Cab Franc, Merlot, Cab Sauv and Malbec according to the back of the bottle. Exact blend is not mentioned. Nice and dark in color with a nice varietal cab franc nose. I wonder if the blend is listed as highest first? On the mid palate this is a lovely well made cab franc with lots of the usual notes coming through. Lots of dark cherries, some nice earthy notes and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity, a hint of greenness and some nice dryness that builds in the mouth. There’s a teenie tiny bit of sweetness present (noticeable only without food). Likely the malbec coming through. There’s also a hint of cab sauv coming through (again only noticeable without food). The tannins are nice and smooth. This is a smooth well made (maybe a bit young) cab franc. I would give it an 88-89. Quite nice. This has enough body and acidity to hold it’s own with nice hearty meats. I have to admit I was surprised how good it was! It made me wonder how yummy big and bold the cab franc would have been on it’s own! This was a gift from Sean … Thanks!

From the LCBO web site:
Bodega Atamisque Serbal Assemblage 2012 — VINTAGES#: 415331
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
Another bright and super pungent Cabernet Franc, this is electric and refreshing from the very beginning. Its flavours of red fruit and herbal notes are combined with a tense acidity. Drink: 2018-2024. Score – 95. (Patricio Tapia, decanter.com, Oct. 2, 2014) $19.95
Release Date:October 31, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Tupungato, Argentina By:Bodega Atamisque S.A. Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm Varietal:Cabernet Franc Blend
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