BV by Enira 2007
Last week, on WED evening, I had dinner with Marc Dworkin – he was in Romania for a few days to check the vines and the grapes at Aliman, and taste the 2010s that are still in barrel. I asked him if we could taste 2007 BV by Enira, as my last attempt to taste this wine together with Mr Karl Heinz Hauptmann was not successful – out of all the wines tasted, this one was corked. Marc kindly agreed. We started with an Argentinian Shiraz that was offered to me by its producer at Vinexpo.
2006 Las Moras Gran Shiraz Zonda Valley
Deep dark red-purple color. A youthful and developed nose with plump black and red fruit: ripe blackberry, mulberry, a light touch of black pepper and bacon. Medium to full bodied, very silky on the palate, with almost no tannins but plenty of sweet fruit. Lacks grip and goes hollow on the back palate. Medium finish with lots of sweet ripe blackberry in the aftertaste. The wine has a modest complexity. While it has a New World Shiraz typicality, it is not a fruit bomb but feels like it lacks something. A pronounced tannins structure would have definitely made this wine more interesting. (86-87/100)
After about 45 min in the decanter we poured the BV. BV is Enira’s garage wine. A blend of equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Petit Verdot, aged for 18 months in new French oak. They usually use the best parcels of grapes to produce this wine in limited quantities. According to Marc, BV 2008 is better than the 2007. Will have to see it when the wine will be released.
BV by Enira 2007
Deep, almost opaque dark red purple color. A rich and developing nose, a bit oaky, with distinguishable aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Petit Verdot: a touch of cedar, thick layers of spices and fruits: black pepper, ginger bread, blackberry, black currant, black cherry, plum and a touch of mint. The Merlot is really muted at this stage. Opulent in the mouth, with a silky texture, densely structured on the palate with lots of spices, sweet ripe fruit, lovely tannin integration and a long finish with a minty character that gives freshness and lifts up this heavy weight wine. Dense, long and interesting. 14.6% alc (92-93/100)
It is always nice to taste the wine together with its maker.