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WTN: Ouled Thaleb

by Patchen Markell » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:50 pm

Out to dinner tonight at Avec, I noticed that the bottle list included an Ouled Thaleb 2012 Zenata (Morocco) red wine, Aït Souala, a blend of a grape called “Arinornoa” (50 percent) along with 25 percent each Tannat and Malbec. I recognized the name from a note of Jenise’s, so we went for it — only later did I look up the note and see that Jenise had had whites, not reds. But no problem; this was excellent! Big, warm-climate flavors, but a medium-bodied structure, with propulsive acidity, not too much alcohol, and a food-friendly mouthwateringness. Aromatic dark fruit, herbs, and a little licorice. If this is oak-aged, it doesn’t show it. Delicious! And my first Moroccan wine, too. Looking forward to trying more.
cheers, Patchen
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Re: WTN: Ouled Thaleb

by David M. Bueker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:30 pm

Well that’s unusual.
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