Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry jam, black plum skin, red and black cherry, cherry pit, pomegranate, forest floor; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; impressively complex and concentrated, clean — 23 days ago
Keeping on the studies, this time with this VERY aromatic malbec from Uco Valley. It was quite a bargain for about 50-60 reais in a local market...
I wasn't under the best lighting but had the impression of a very dark ruby to red, also clear with some slow tears (alcohol average(+)).
At the first sniff, I smelled a heavy amount of alcohol ... then some lightly oak, red fruits (wasn't capable of identifying which one) and black fruits (which later I realized it was definetely plum).
At the mouth, a medium (-) body, with some highlights of acidity. Later on it became more tannic with some vanilla showing up (also in the aroma), but it shadowed the other aromas.
I had it with some brie and fine herbs. Already curious to try it again with some parrilla! — 3 days ago
A reliable “cheap wine” when you don’t want to spend a whole lot, but you’d think you were drinking something from a fancy steakhouse. The smoky aftertaste, I’d say is a bit more subtle compared to most Malbecs. Very welcome when you aren’t up for something that strong. This one goes great with pizza or an impromptu charcuterie night. We usually pick up a bottle or two with each Sam’s Club trip. Hope they keep the production going! 🍷 — 3 days ago
Santiago Argentina 100%Malbec High altitude — a day ago
This instantly reminded me about the Charbono I drank about a month ago. Well, little did I know that Argentina Bonarda is Charbono in the U.S.
Stewed black fruits, raspberry, licorice, allspice, subtle bell pepper and hint of violet. Quite masculine on the palate, but viscous and ultra smooth. Juicy acidity provides firm spin. The tannins are still quite formidable.
Argentina Bonarda is genetically identical to Douce Noir from Savoie. In Italy, Bonarda refers to a group of varieties. — 16 days ago
The 2018 Clos De Los Siete combines grapes from a large property of the same name in Campo de los Andes, Uco Valley in a blend of 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The assemblage here is made by Michel Rolland and his team, 70% of which is aged in up to 1/3 use French barrels. Dense, dark violet in color. The nose is complex in the Bordelais style, presenting aromas of plum, blackcurrant and blackberry with hints of blueberry, oak and herbs. The 2018 is free-flowing on the palate with good energy and volume. It's mild tannins still have enough energy to lend shape and intense flavor. An interesting, potent wine. Drink in two years. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, November 2021)
— 8 days ago
Nice organic wine. Had some sedative — 6 days ago
Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, pepper, sweet spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and black cherry with licorice, black pepper and vanilla notes. Fine grainy tannins, lively acidity, medium(+) finish ending with fruit and savory spice. Nice value! — a month ago
The 2019 Malbec Argentino is a blend of grapes from venerable vineyards in Lunlunta and Paraje Altamira; it is essentially a premium Mendoza Malbec. A significant amount was fermented in whole bunches before spending 18 months in used French barrels. The complex nose presents notes of plum and blueberry with hints of country herb, jarilla and pennyroyal over a bed of sour cherry and cedar. There is a whiff of lavender perfume. The fine tannins act as a net that shapes rather than structures the volume. It has good energy and elasticity with grip, juicy freshness and a complex layer of fruit appearing at the back of the mouth. The 2019 is an accomplished wine in a year that allowed for nuance and freshness. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, November 2021)
— 8 days ago