GDP on Wine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz


Posted by Gregory Dal Piaz, Dec 5, 2011.

Well, i'm trying to keep up here, really I am. I just got back from a 4 day trip to Italy to learn more about Mosacto, squeezing in a pair of visits to drink Nebbiolo of course, but we should be talking about Malbec.

I posted notes on a line-up of values, and tomorrow will be tasting a pair of wines from 2008 and 2010 to investigatet he ability of Malbec to age.

So here's a question to get us off the mark.

In your opinion does Malbec age?

Here's my short answer, maybe, sort of.

Certainly the more rugged wines from France have shown the they almost require some time int he cellar while most Argentine Malbec I've tried has been pretty much ready from the get go. I've noticed that even the creme de la creme Achaval Ferrer single vineyards seem to be at their best about 7 or 8 years from the vintage, which would seem to indicate that they at least age somewhat in the short term but the benefits of age are more textural with these wines, a softening of wood tannin, than with aromas and/or flavor.

So what say ye all?



Reply by wineracks, Dec 6, 2011.


I happen to agree that MOST Malbec are ready to drink right away...but over the last few years they have been making steady progress to age worthy wines. There are still many deals for Malbec and often its a go to wine for people looking for a bargain. Thanks for your notes. I would love to help contribute and have emailed you several times. Thanks Curt

Reply by Giacomo Pevere, Dec 8, 2011.

Same short answer as your... maybe, and not all malbec wines!

Just a little note from an italian one... is Moscato, not Mosacto. :)

Reply by buddhaBA, Dec 8, 2011.

Hope I don't get scolded too bad for asking but here goes. Total wine rookie, living in Buenos Aires for a year. I plan on drinking Malbec as I enjoy drinking local, beer and wine. Anyone have any advice on good all around Malbecs from Argentina and a few that may be more expensive for that special occasion.





Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Dec 9, 2011.

Jack, I type, shall we say, less well than you!

buddhaBA, Here's a round up of some recently revriwed malbec,mor tocome hext week!

Reply by Robert Reimann, Dec 12, 2011.

I think a good Malbec is ready to drink right away.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Dec 12, 2011.

A man of few words, but at least you're here and not cross country skiing through the German countryside. Oh wait, you're done for the day aren't you?

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