Welcome to the second installment of Wednesday Whine.
Another part of my wine rack, very rustic; complete with dusty bottles and a spider’s web.
Even resorting to fruit boxes where necessary.
It’s a sad story, today’s wine is like last weeks, no longer in the wine rack. I drank it yesterday with a fish casserole for lunch.
Based on a part post from yesterday on Life is but a Labyrinth. It is a mere coincidence that this is also an Argentine wine; I do drink others.
Candela Legend Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion 2003
The legend – “The legend speaks of a shadow of light, dancing through the vineyards in the heart of the night. Everyone knew her name and many were captivated by her splendor. Candela, a magical enigma, igniting passion and inspiration with the light of her dance”.
There is very little on the net about Candela Legend wines from Argentina, some info about reds, but no whites.
Produced by Bodegas Escrihuela Gasgcón, which returns no results, although I have managed to track the bodega to the Cuyo area of Mendoza.
I was again confronted with a black zit, that black rubber ‘cork’. Which despite the hype on the bottle dampened my ardour somewhat.
The wine itself was a reddy-brown which took me by surprise; I was expecting a white; and as per the blurb with greeny tinges. This looked more like iced tea.
The taste, musky, palatable, but definitely musky. It’s not a tip-it-down-the-sink wine by any means. I will persevere and over the course of the afternoon the bottle will empty.
I wouldn’t rush to buy it again.
To sum up my experience in one word, disappointing; although I will say their reds get good write ups.