Thursday, November 22, 2012

BOLD RED... Apothic Red 2011

When I first opened the bottle and poured a glass the oak was overpowering on the nose. 
It has quite a bit of complexity on the nose, with aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate.  The palate is brimming with ripe fruit flavors like black cherry, plum and a hint of strawberry toward the finish.  A touch of vanilla also comes in on the finish.  The mouth feel is fantastic, with tannins that are just enough to give a slight velvety texture to the wine and the acid is just enough to balance the sweetness of the fruit.
Although it appeared unbalanced at first, a bit of decanting was all it needed to shine.  This is a very nice BOLD  blend that won’t disappoint you.