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Bodega Colome Amalaya 2008

External Review by WineChateau.com:

From the high elevation Calchaqui Vally of the Salta region in northwest Argentina, the 2008 Amalaya is a blend of 75% of Argentina's signature red grape, Malbec, rounded out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Syrah. The nose offers an intriguing floral component along with a peppery, slightly smoky element that melds harmoniously into the black raspberry and denser dark berry tones aromatically. Medium-fuller to fuller bodied the palate is loaded up with a core of vibrant, juicy fruit - raspberries and dark red fruits, with some spicy, earth tones kicking in on the dry finish. The tannins are finer grained and ripe making this ready to enjoy right out the gate. This has the structure for to work with grilled meats and slightly spicy dishes.

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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

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Snooth User: WTFitz
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1.50 5
10/25/2010

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bodega Colome Amalaya

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
08/27/2010

From the high elevation Calchaqui Vally of the Salta region in northwest Argentina, the 2008 Amalaya is a blend of 75% of Argentina's signature red grape, Malbec, rounded out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Syrah. The nose offers an intriguing floral component along with a peppery, slightly smoky element that melds harmoniously into the black raspberry and denser dark berry tones aromatically. Medium-fuller to fuller bodied the palate is loaded up with a core of vibrant, juicy fruit - raspberries and dark red fruits, with some spicy, earth tones kicking in on the dry finish. The tannins are finer grained and ripe making this ready to enjoy right out the gate. This has the structure for to work with grilled meats and slightly spicy dishes.


External Review
10/09/2012

Ripe and bouncy, offering a fresh, almost tangy, mix of currant, fig, raisin and cherry laced with hints of mesquite and fruitcake. Stays fresh on the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat. Drink now.


External Review
10/09/2012

This blends malbec (75 percent) with cabernet sauvignon, tannat and syrah. Vibrant acidity moderates its sweet, seductive flavors, the wine lasting on ripe strawberry notes.




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