We welcomed the generous and charming Guillaume of Bodega Raffy
Delightful wines of 2010 and 2011 Cuvee terroir and Reserva
We also included a Torrontes Amalaya .Two wines of Cahors and Two Catena wines
The Bull Steak Expert delivered the most fantastic rare Cuadril and we would highly recommended try them out for dinner and explore their well stocked cellar of Argentinian malbecs: http://www.thebullsteakexpert.com/
We were honoured to have as a guest Minister Alejandro Pineiro , Minister economic and commercial section from the Argentinian Embassy who loved the wines and the evening.
Tasting notes by KC:
Bodegas Raffy, Malbec, Cuvee Terrior 2010
Perfumed nose, flowers, sweet spice. Very fresh burst of fruit, great acidity with a mineral back bone, long and lovely. Really great, reminds me of an elegant northern Rhone, St Jospeh perhaps. Love this sort of fresh, refined wine.
Bodegas Raffy, Malbec, Reserva 2010
Lovely sensuous, spicy stewed plum, poached pear with cloves, bit of toasty oak, complex on the nose. Then broad and rounded in the mouth with more of the same sweet and savoury lusciousness! Delicious and decadent. Great Value.
Bodegas Raffy, Malbec, Cuvee Terrior 2011
Also fresh with slightly less clean fruit than the 2010 but the same fantastic lift. Some mushroom notes on this one which promises some interesting development in a year or two. These wines are perfect partners for food you can almost sense the high altitude clean air they come from.
Bodegas Raffy, Malbec, Reserva 2011
Another really well balanced wine, nice toasty oak but not overwhelming the fresh berries and fruit. No over extraction here; intense, long & savoury but balanced by good acidity. Will be great.
Bodegas Raffy wines are available from: http://www.ministryofwine.com/beta/wine-3
Full tasting notes of the other wines available shortly