The wine has a dense, purple core with a brilliant red rim. Black fruit is abundant in the nose followed closely by anise, chocolate and very pleasant touches of spice. Soft, lush and fragrant, Layer Cake Malbec is an intense mouthful of fruit-driven wine, finishing with very soft tannins.
(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 is a classic Malbec, but undoubtedly Layer Cake. Big, brooding, black fruit, then rich earth, truffles and dark cocoa are at the front. The Sea of Stones vineyard is at its core, always evident with the thread of minerality that the deep alluvial cobblestones lend. This wine is so elegant in the mouth with fresh-picked blackberries, simmering chocolate sauce on the stove, and somewhere someone’s cooking bacon…so many layers, so little time. Drinking a bottle of this wine will certainly lead to, well, opening another. So get it fast and get a lot while you can. We can never make enough to satisfy everyone.
just opened very smooth start, nice flavor a little rough end but immediately drinkable. After an hour, very smooth finish, too. Not too sweet but mellow. Very tasty. Lighter than some Malbecs but distinctively one. Also good w/o food. Excellent buy, would have again.
earthy, with a hint of chocolate, Adam loves it. didn't go great with the robusto or gruyer. Needs a soft or more subtle cheese