We started with Tapiz Alta 2011 Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($18.95). This was reviewed on WineAlign by David Lawrason who said, “This is a balanced and complete if not huge cabernet – an absolute bargain. Argentine cabernet seems to pack in a centre of gravity that some lack (cabs can famously have a ‘hollow middle’). There is even a sense of graphite minerality. Tapiz employs Pomerol-based Jean Claude Berrouet, perhaps accounting for the great sense of composure. In any event, it too is a great buy under $20.”
He said: for burger night, a high-end cab might be too bold. This wine is quite acceptable. The tannins are still there, but aren’t too overwhelming and having it with a burger is going to be just fine.
She said: We’re just about out of wine, we need to open another bottle of something to have with the burgers.
He said: I thought we had lots left. Those darn glasses! Large wine glasses are ideal for a wine tasting experience but are quite deceiving in terms of how much wine they hold. Makes the wine go down so much faster.
She said: Getting back to the Tapiz, it’s really a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m getting berry on the nose and some hefty pepper in the mouth. But it still doesn’t come across as too robust. And for the price it’s a great wine.
He said: Where did the time go. Need to get the burgers on. Let’s have a wee taste of that Freakshow Cabernet I bought today.
She said: The Freakshow just knocked our socks off! Stay tuned! Tapiz worked just fine with the burgers – it was probably the perfect wine for burgers. A bit of potato salad would have been good too.