Nieto Senetiner Bonarda 2004
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Dense, deep purple.
Dense fruit - blackberries, boysenberries, cherries, plums - with hints of vanilla and pencil shavings, and a faint smokiness.
Medium-bodied - packed with cherries and berry fruit. Woody complexities reflecting the nose, and a pleasant walnuty character. Well balanced with firm tannins and good acidity, leading into a long, warm, dry finish.
This is a great example of big, strong, well-constructed varietal Bonarda. Dense and fruity, but not sweet or cloying. The structure is tight and the balance is very good. There's enough acidity here to make it a good match for whatever you're eating, and enough complexity to make it enjoyable on its own.