Sunday, April 29, 2012
Joffre e Hijas, Merlot Premium 2004, nice premium but above premium price
Joffre e hijas , Merlot Premium 2004, by RJ viñedos SA, USD 25
A merlot from somewhere in Uco Valley,Mendoza.
A merlot with basic beauty but not at above premium as the price fix the bottle. Black cherries and chocolate, much chocolate. Nice acidity,alcohol and final balance even it shows a thin body.
The complexity is for a premium red, like less than 15 bucks,(far less than the 25!). An 89 point merlot, nice and standard but overpriced at 25 bucks. Probably enduring 6 to 8 years cellar.