Clos de Chacras

Gran Estirpe Malbec

9.26 ratings
-no pro ratings
Lunlunta, Mendoza, Cuyo, 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
Michael B

Last bottle of the Gran Estirpe, Malbec from Argentina. This go around decanted for 2 hours. Dark and red cherries, blueberries, cassis followed by musky wood and smoke. Vibrant acidity with cranberry candy finish and mild white peppers. soft to medium chewy tannin. The tannin doesn’t linger along the cheeks and tongue just quite enough, similar to the last bottle (but now I’m knit picking). Overall, decanting for over 2 hours definitely enhanced the flavour profile and allowed for greater appreciation of the wine’s complexity. Alcohol content 14.5%. Served with homemade red Thai chicken curry.

Last bottle of the Gran Estirpe, Malbec from Argentina. This go around decanted for 2 hours. Dark and red cherries, blueberries, cassis followed by musky wood and smoke. Vibrant acidity with cranberry candy finish and mild white peppers. soft to medium chewy tannin. The tannin doesn’t linger along the cheeks and tongue just quite enough, similar to the last bottle (but now I’m knit picking). Overall, decanting for over 2 hours definitely enhanced the flavour profile and allowed for greater appreciation of the wine’s complexity. Alcohol content 14.5%. Served with homemade red Thai chicken curry.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Michael B

Big fruit bomb at the beginning. Mix of plums, dark cherries, blueberries, cassis. Finishes off with mild vanilla and peppery spice. Not a complex wine and the end putters off too quickly.

Big fruit bomb at the beginning. Mix of plums, dark cherries, blueberries, cassis. Finishes off with mild vanilla and peppery spice. Not a complex wine and the end putters off too quickly.

Dec 14th, 2018
Jan de Weerd

Exquisite Malbec. Most unusual. Very jammy and spicy with satisfying finish.

Exquisite Malbec. Most unusual. Very jammy and spicy with satisfying finish.

Oct 11th, 2017
Michael Francesconi

Going big on the shift glass tonight.

Going big on the shift glass tonight.

May 31st, 2014
Mark Battle

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Nov 24th, 2018
Steph & Gio Mosoni

Steph & Gio had this 4 years ago

Steph & Gio had this 4 years ago

Jul 31st, 2015