Olivier Rivière

El Cadastro (2012)

El Cadastro – Vinous – 92 Points

Opaque purple. Complex, smoke-accented bouquet of cherry-cola, cassis, spicecake, licorice and candied flowers. Starts off firm and linear and unfolds slowly to offer sweet black and blue fruit flavors and suggestions of fruitcake and mocha. Vanilla and allspice nuances build with air and carry through a very long, gently tannic, focused finish. I get no impression of excess weight here despite the wine’s heft.

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