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Amalaya de Colome Argentina 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Opaque ruby in the glass, this wine yields rather dark, decidedly dusty notes of tobacco, cigar box, Asian spiced, gamy, roasted black raspberries and vanilla on the nose with just a hint of violets. Round on entry with very soft tannins and good acidity supporting sweet flavors of balsamic herbs, wild raspberries, cocoa shavings and sweet fruit tea edged with light medicinal and asphalt tones. It turns a bit spicy with subtly drying tannins and hints of dried dates, black pepper and grilled meats on the lingering finish. Slightly rustic if rich and fairly complex. If a bit all over the place on the palate and finish. 84pts

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Winery: Bodega Colome
Color: Red
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Bodega Colome:
Colome was farmed for thousand of years by the native population who were excellent stewards of the land. The original Indio language in Ihe Cakhaqul Valley was "Kakan"; but at the end of the 15th century the Incas entered the valley. Since then, the dialect spoken in the valley has been "Quechua". In 1549, Calchaqui Valley was first occupied by the Spanish conquistadores... Read more
Colome was farmed for thousand of years by the native population who were excellent stewards of the land. The original Indio language in Ihe Cakhaqul Valley was "Kakan"; but at the end of the 15th century the Incas entered the valley. Since then, the dialect spoken in the valley has been "Quechua". In 1549, Calchaqui Valley was first occupied by the Spanish conquistadores but they encountered stiff resistance from the native population. 90 years later the Spanish succeeded expropriating the native population. As the tale goes, the native tribe chief Colomln received vines from the Spanish conquistadores in the late 16th century for good services rendered. The old Colomi winery was founded in 1831. probably by the Spanish Governor of Salta, Nicolas Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. His daughter Ascencion, who married Jose Benjamin Davalos, introduced in 1854 from France pre-phylloxera Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines to Colome. Three vineyards of 10 acres/ 4 hectares, dating from this time still produce grapes. Colome is considered the oldest existing winery in Argentina. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Amalaya de Colome Argentina

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,441
2.00 5
07/23/2009

Opaque ruby in the glass, this wine yields rather dark, decidedly dusty notes of tobacco, cigar box, Asian spiced, gamy, roasted black raspberries and vanilla on the nose with just a hint of violets. Round on entry with very soft tannins and good acidity supporting sweet flavors of balsamic herbs, wild raspberries, cocoa shavings and sweet fruit tea edged with light medicinal and asphalt tones. It turns a bit spicy with subtly drying tannins and hints of dried dates, black pepper and grilled meats on the lingering finish. Slightly rustic if rich and fairly complex. If a bit all over the place on the palate and finish. 84pts


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Snooth User: Val13
114220610
3.50 5
08/11/2009

Very soft and smooth despite high alcohol content. Purple-ruby color with a tinge of maroon at the edges. Nose opens up with aeration, definitely vanilla and hoisin/Asian spice notes on nose and palate. Creamy with fig and dried fruit palate (no cherry/raspberry) and nice long finish. Went well with grilled chicken and veggies. A little heavy on the vanilla at first pour, which kept this from being a 4 or 5 star wine-- it's a little quirky.


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663458
2.00 5
07/23/2009

Oaky, artificial is dominant. GDP says, "This wine is like a mouse trap. Nice blend of fruit and oak, with good tannins, which is the cheese. But when you try and get that cheese the trap springs and ends up tasting like crap." That is an exact quote! Not a very pleasant wine, but it was free for me.

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Snooth User: lmnopinot
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3.50 5
06/22/2009

Three and a half glasses



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