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Bodega Colomé Malbec Calchaquies Estate 2007

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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.

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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

Member Reviews for Bodega Colomé Malbec Calchaquies Estate

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Snooth User: Tamar1973
9476777
4.50 5
10/12/2009

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.

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Snooth User: WineSmiths
27793623
4.00 5
10/15/2009

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)


Snooth User: oren
1148559
3.50 5
12/24/2009

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.


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
4.50 5
02/16/2010

Four and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

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