Macho Gaucho

Espuela del Gaucho

Gaucho Spur Limited Edition Malbec

Much Better than anticipated — 8 months ago


Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018

At Rigo Spanish Italian Restaurant trying lots of different dishes with this $29 wine. I was expecting a more macho wine for a Montepulciano but this was an ok option. — 2 years ago

Davide Carlone

Colline Novaresi Croatina 2017

Inky color. Dense and aggressive on the palate. Nose is macho, with lots of pungent purply berry fruit, lots of graphite and dark minerals. Tannins aren’t too bad though. Maybe wasn’t the wisest pull on a 90 degree evening but it’s putting on a show. — 2 years ago

Aravind, Diane and 12 others liked this


Liber Gran Reserva Toro Tempranillo 2010

Smokey and savory aromas and flavors of tobacco, charcoal and earth. Silky smooth tannins but flavors of dark fruit and med + acidity tell me this wine will actually continue to age even more. Quite elegant for a Toro, but still has that “macho” Toro punch! Excellent! — 4 years ago

Jim, P and 6 others liked this

Espuela del Gaucho

Gaucho Spur Malbec 2020

Always a great value, buy a Bakers, drink at Shucks — 10 months ago

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Monte Bernardi

Tzingana Merlot Blend 2016

What a beautiful wine. Nothing macho or international about this super Tuscan, it’s very light on its feet, combining bright iron-y mineral notes with dried rose florals and wild red berry aromas. Feels unmistakably Tuscan you’d swear there was some sangiovese. Palate is sweet on the attack, then a wash of acid takes over and hangs on beautifully, leading in to the spicy but nimble tannins that tingle, again counterbalanced by a ripe, sexy rush of fruit. Sour cherry to blood orange and everything in between. Very finessed, yet no lack of structure. Must put a few in the cellar if I can still find them around. — 2 years ago

Andrew, Brent and 25 others liked this

Agricola San Felice

Vigorello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

Súper Toscan di Macho Alfa! ESPECTACULARE — 4 years ago

Domaine de la Madone

La Madone Fleurie Gamay 2018

This is labeled “Grille Midi,” which may be a specific cuvée. It with peppery and astringent at first, but has loosened up considerably after an hour’s worth of air. Nose then shows very traditional hard cherry candy fruit and lots of crushed granite. In the mouth, it’s dense but fairly light on its feet. There’s still a lot of fine-grained tacky tannins integrated, suggesting to me this will keep and improve at least a couple more years. A somewhat macho style for Fleurie. — a year ago

Daniel P., Severn and 10 others liked this


3 Miradas Vino de Pueblo Sierras de Montilla Pedro Ximénez 2015

100% Pedro Ximenez from several plots in Riofrio Alto and Cerro Macho in Montilla, aged under flor for about 8 months. Clean, precise nose with hints of rubber (surprisingly reminiscent of Riesling). Dry, mineral, citrus and melon on the palate. Good acidity — 2 years ago

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Manos Negras

Atrevida Mendoza Malbec

Not very sweet and easy to deal with like a good gaucho — 3 years ago