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Eolo Malbec 2009

91 points – Wine Enthusiast
Michael Schachner, February 1, 2013
“Eolo is Trivento’s prized wine, and this vintage hammers away from the start with blackberry, toast and pepper aromas. The palate is huge and extracted, with dar k, fat blackberry flavors that are tempered by graphite and minty oak. It’s as black as they come, with mint and licorice flavors on the finish. An inky, intense wine, with less than 500 cases made.”

Eolo Malbec 2008

95 points – eRobertParker.com
Neal Martin, October, 2012
“The 2008 Eolo Malbec is blended with 5% Cabernet S auvignon and 2% Petit Verdot and sees 18 months in French new oak. It is utterly refined on the nose with dark cherries, rose petals, Asian spices and a hint of bay leaf . The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigr ee tannins. It is a feminine Malbec with a satin-like texture and a caressing finish of blood orange and creme de cassis. This is a hideously expensive, but undeniably beautiful, succinctly crafted Malbec. Wonderful. Drink 2014-2025+.”

92 points – eRobertParker.com
Jay Miller, December, 2011
“The 2008 EOLO Malbec spent 18 months in ne w French oak. Notions of pain grille, pencil lead, exotic spices, floral aromas, and assorted black fruits lead to a rich, opulent, full-bodied wine with impeccable balance and length. Give it at least 3-4 years of additional cellaring and drink it through its 20th birthday, if not longer.”

91 points – Wine Spectator
James Molesworth, August 31, 2011
“An ambitious wine, with ripe linzer torte, plum preserves and berry coulis fruit that’s well-integrated with toasty notes of apple wood and tarry mineral, leading to the long, fruit-filled finish. An impressive effort for the vintage. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now.”

92 points– Wine Enthusiast
Michael Schachner, November 1, 2011
“Eolo is apparently on the upswing in just its 3r d incarnation. The nose is deep and sweet, with licorice, rubber, lemon peel and tobacco to go with bold berry aromas. Shows immensity and structure in the mouth, with layered blackberry flavors and creaminess. Fades well, with tobacco and leather gracing the finish. Drink now through 2014.”

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