Thursday, July 19, 2007

Old and New

Ever had difficulty choosing between two very different things? Well, that's kind of how I feel about this round of mid-week wines. On one hand the Rutini, Trumpeter, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 from Mendoza, Argentina whacks you with the new world style fruit and on the other hand the Raimat, Abadia, Crianza 2003 from Costers del Segre in Spain seduces you with that earthy old world style.
The Trumpeter has an attractive berry nose, is medium bodied with a medium finish that is slightly hot. But it's basically all about bright blackberry fruit. Not complex, but a good midweek wine and good value for only $14.
The Raimat has a deep plummy nose to go with the medium plum colour. It is also medium bodied but very smooth with a dirty, minty, tobacco palate that tastes better than it sounds.
Well done for $15, a good wine.
So, choose away - I appreciate both styles of wine so can cannot call a winner between the two.



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