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"The 2014 Urban Uco Tempranillo Malbec is a 50/50 blend of the two grapes fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for three months. Somehow the Tempranillo seems to dominate the blend with its raspberry and licorice aromas. There are some spices and traces of smoke, the nose turning balsamic with time. The palate is medium-bodied with licorice flavors and some unusual charred notes in the finish. 200,000 bottles produced."
"José Manuel Ortega Fournier produces wines in Argentina, Chile and Spain, so I met with him in his winery in Ribera de Duero to taste through the portfolio of current releases form all three countries.
The Argentine wines are grouped into four ranges, the entry-level Urban Uco, followed by B Crux, Alfa Crux and the top of the range which carries the proprietor's name, O. Fournier.
Ripe, concentrated, modern and generously oaked wines that often deliver very good value for money. Around 600,000 bottles per year."
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The beauty of this wine extends from the bottle to the contents. Layers of raspberry, strawberry jam in the nose invite you to a gorgeous, yet spicy palate. A fresh wine with great acidity for food pairing, but roundness to enjoy on its own. If you only have one bottle to bring – this is the ultimate wine for any occasion.