Thursday, August 8, 2013

Weekly Wine Review - South American Rosé - 2012 Finca Flichman Misterio Rosé

Finca Flichman makes some of my absolute favorite Malbec. The Reserva level and the standard level are both excellent values and consistently good quality. At my last trip to my sanctuary that is Total Wine & More, I found their Malbec/Shiraz blend Rosé.  

Wine: 2012 Finca Flichman Misterio Rosé
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape Varieties: Malbec 50%, Shiraz (Syrah) 50%
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $9.00
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Screw Top - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Very dark pink in color - a little more time in contact with the grape skins and this would be a full fledged red wine!
Aroma: A nose of mostly strawberry, with a hint of spice. A bit intense for a rosé, just like the coloring.
Taste: When first tasted it was quite bitter, but I tried it quite cold (about 47-48 degrees Fahrenheit). After it warmed up a bit some of the bitterness went away, but a bit too much of it remained. Some nice fruit taste, but overall somewhat unbalance.

The Grade: I give this one a B-.  Certainly not a bad wine for $9, but I recommend spending a bit more and getting some a bit more special, but still a great value for a summer sipper. Check out my other rosé reviews for some ideas. Definitely try some Finca Flichman Malbec when you are shopping for a red, you will not be disappointed!

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