Bodega Colomé

Auténtico High Altitude Vineyards Malbec

9.0151 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Salta, Northwestern Provinces, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

WS Top 100 ‘17, and I can see why. Smooth, balanced, elegant. Probably the best Malbec I have tasted. Winner of Thanksgiving Eve tasting. Rating affirmed 11/30/18. Minimal decanting necessary.

WS Top 100 ‘17, and I can see why. Smooth, balanced, elegant. Probably the best Malbec I have tasted. Winner of Thanksgiving Eve tasting. Rating affirmed 11/30/18. Minimal decanting necessary.

Nov 21st, 2018
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9.2

(from 100+-year-old vines planted at 2,300 meters; made without oak): Saturated bright ruby. Pungent, pure, primary aromas of candied blackberry, black cherry, cassis, bitter chocolate and spices; conveys a superripe, even slightly figgy hint of thick, sun-drenched skins without loss of focus. Just as backward on the palate, with its kirsch, cassis and dark chocolate flavors complicated by violet and mineral components; shows increasing creaminess and depth with time in the glass without losing its penetrating quality. Finishes with firm tongue-dusting, well-buffered tannins and slowly mounting length. Some outstanding 2016 reds were made a world away in Uco Valley, but very few of them can match this classically dry Salta wine for texture. I give this an edge over its 2015 sibling for its more obvious definition and stronger impression of acidity. I love the "rawness" of this wine and its purity and complexity. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018)

(from 100+-year-old vines planted at 2,300 meters; made without oak): Saturated bright ruby. Pungent, pure, primary aromas of candied blackberry, black cherry, cassis, bitter chocolate and spices; conveys a superripe, even slightly figgy hint of thick, sun-drenched skins without loss of focus. Just as backward on the palate, with its kirsch, cassis and dark chocolate flavors complicated by violet and mineral components; shows increasing creaminess and depth with time in the glass without losing its penetrating quality. Finishes with firm tongue-dusting, well-buffered tannins and slowly mounting length. Some outstanding 2016 reds were made a world away in Uco Valley, but very few of them can match this classically dry Salta wine for texture. I give this an edge over its 2015 sibling for its more obvious definition and stronger impression of acidity. I love the "rawness" of this wine and its purity and complexity. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018)

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2018
TheWineStalker

Rather big in body for the Malbecs I've had lately and it carries lots of heat. On the nose there's aromas of dusty minerality, cranberry, blackberry, mustard seed and a little barnyard / spoiled milk funk. There's flavors of blackberry, cranberry, seasoned tomato, black tea, and fresh plastic. It finishes oaky, spicy and tannic.

Rather big in body for the Malbecs I've had lately and it carries lots of heat. On the nose there's aromas of dusty minerality, cranberry, blackberry, mustard seed and a little barnyard / spoiled milk funk. There's flavors of blackberry, cranberry, seasoned tomato, black tea, and fresh plastic. It finishes oaky, spicy and tannic.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2016
Neil McNally

Neil had this 4 years ago

Neil had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2016
Matt Sterr

High altitude, unoaked Malbec. Deep purple. Highly extracted. Big, well polished black and blue fruit notes. Very nice.

High altitude, unoaked Malbec. Deep purple. Highly extracted. Big, well polished black and blue fruit notes. Very nice.

Apr 5th, 2017
Daron Watson

blueberry & black raspberry, violets, soft licorice & spice ~ plush tannins

blueberry & black raspberry, violets, soft licorice & spice ~ plush tannins

Jan 16th, 2017
Ben Hietanen

$24.99

$24.99

Aug 25th, 2019
Justin Tomac

excellent with steak

excellent with steak

Aug 12th, 2019
Christina Seward

fine but nothing special

fine but nothing special

Jun 4th, 2019
Ken Venezio

Plenty of red and black berries on the palate. High altitude gives this a bit of elegant structure, a floral nose and a spiced finish. Great value. Took a chance at Costco under $20.

Plenty of red and black berries on the palate. High altitude gives this a bit of elegant structure, a floral nose and a spiced finish. Great value. Took a chance at Costco under $20.

May 23rd, 2019