Bodega Colomé Malbec Calchaquies Estate 2007
Colomé Estate is a Malbec based blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. The signature red varietal of Argentina, Malbec excels in the warm, dry climate, producing exceptional wines with dark, spicy aromas and succulent texture. This wine was awarded 92 points by the Wine Spectator. It is is deep magenta with a purple hue. This wine is sophisticated on the nose with violets, black fruits, clove, and black pepper followed by flavors of elderberries, nutmeg and cassis. It is a full bodied and rich wine with thick, mouth coating texture. Subtle French oak and toast flavors are well balanced providing vanilla and toasted bread flavors. The wine is long, rich, fat and round on the finish. It pairs well with steak, cassoulet, duck, venison and other hearty fare.
I took a bottle of this wine to a recent party and it got excellent reviews from all my friends. If you want to show off some good wine that is outside the California/Australia paradigm, check this one out while you can.
I shared a bottle of this at Taranta in Boston, it was highly recommended by the staff. We would agree that this wine is outstanding, well structured and at 15% Alcohol it packs a whallop so needs to breath. Doesn't appear to be available in Canada. Strangely, I did not realize that the Amalaya was from Colome, not sure if same vintner? The Amalya De Colome 2007 is a current fave of mine (bought a case in Kelowna, BC)
open a bottle on Xma's day 2009. very nice intense wine. everyone enojed it...need to breath for at keast half an hour though.
Four and a half glasses
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Per bottle label: very intense and dark colour. Complex and strong nose of cherries, blackberries, white pepper and violet. Fine and elegant in the mouth; big concentration, ending with round and elegant tannins.
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