Cuyo Malbec

Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón

Reserva Malbec 2014

Deep purple/ inky in color with a very short purplish rim.

Great fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, cherries, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, tobacco, green vegetables, graphite, herbs, tar, leather, earth, cloves and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, bell pepper, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and spices.

This is a nice surprise. This Argentinian Malbec is drinking very nicely now, without too many green notes. Smooth and spicy mouthfeel with enough tannins to make it interesting. Showing nice complexity and balance.

Would be better in a few years, with better complexity.
Decanting is a must here. 2 hours at the least. Please have patience.

Good enough to drink by itself, but can pair well with BBQ Meats.

Aged in oak barrels for 15 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.
— 20 days ago

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Good stuff!

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Mendoza Malbec 2015

Really nice little Malbec. Hints of fruit up front with touch of spice to finish. Medium body. Would definitely buy again. Had 2015 in October of 2017. — 6 days ago

Pampas del Sur

Tenacious Reserve Malbec 2016

Initial thoughts are good. 50% malbec/50% cabernet. Deep, nice red color, medium tannins and medium to full bodied flavors of plums and cherries,and vanilla.
I immediately enjoyed it, medium finish, doesn't linger long.

Would pair well with a well seasoned NY Strip, or smoked ribs.
— 14 days ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Fortuna Terrae Vino De Parcela Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2012

100pt wine I believe from Suckling. Not sure. But this is f@&king delicious!!! "Old School" in every sense of the word. Virgil is like the Michaelangelo of South America, and this is one of the masterpieces atop the Sistine Chapel! — 17 days ago

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Trivento

Reserve Cabernet - Malbec 2014

This is a wonderful Malbec. Golden Reserve Trivento 2014. Thre is spice on the nose that disappears on the palate. Great hints of black currant and cherries. Then comes the chocolate and vanilla. The finish is dry and just a hint of tartness. Delicious!!!!!!! I will have this everytime I go to Chama Gaucha Brazilian steakhouse in Buckhead! — 5 days ago

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Mendoza Station

Mendoza Malbec 2017

Fresh and light like a Beaujolais with a little more jammy plum and white pepper spice. Touch more body and tannin than a typical inexpensive Beaujolais as well. Great value!!
Not for those looking for a big Malbec, drink it fresh and fruity!
— 13 days ago

Deumayen

Petit Trez Malbec 2011

Espetacular vinho com bom custo-benefício.

Deumayen significa, no idioma Mapuche, "realizar algo com muito empenho".

Cor vermelha profunda com intenso aroma de ameixa e notas de pimenta negra, baunilha e toques tostados; paladar suave e equilibrado e um agradável final.

Combina a intensidade frutal de Mendoza com a complexidade do envelhecimento em carvalho francês.
— 10 days ago

Trivento

Reserve Mendoza Malbec 2016

Garnet robe with medium viscosity. Nose of violets, leather and spice. Exceedingly light tannins with hints of citrus and oak. Long, soft finish. — 3 days ago

Allayne

Malbec Mendoza

Smells vaguely piney, and has a smooth spiced grapefruit and walnut taste that gets sharper the longer it rolls on the tongue. Smooth on out. — 5 days ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Alamos Mendoza Malbec 2013

Very dry and fruity. Dark in color. My personal favorite Malbec and reasonable price, around $10 — 8 days ago