Salton Talento 2004 (Bento Gonçalves, Brazil)
13%, Cork, $34
I’m rather pleased to be ticking ‘have a Brazilian’ off my to do list. This red is reasonably interesting too, in its own way…
It’s a quite classic blend actually (save for the Tannat) of 60% Cabernet, 30% Merlot and 10% Tannat, built in a style that reminds me of a rustic southern Italian Cabernet blend – you could slap an IGT on this and it would be right at home.
With Brazil’s wine industry booming, let’s put this down to an anomaly (or an odd bottle) and hope for good things to come. I have faith.
Score: 14.5/20, 80/100
Would I buy it? I couldn’t even finish a glass. So no.