Bodega Colomé Malbec Calchaquies Estate 2010
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Bodega Colome in the Calchaqui Valley, 7500 feet above sea level, was founded in 1831 and is one of the oldest existing wineries in Argentina. Since its acquisition by the Hess family in 2001 the quality of wines has skyrocketed. All the vineyards are farmed biodynamically with a focus on low yields and high quality. Winemaking is state-of-the-art with an emphasis on grape expression as is clear in this Estate Malbec. Blended with small amounts of Cabernet, Tannat, Syrah and Petit Verdot, it was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. With 90 scores above scores all around, the Wine Spectator scored it 91 saying "This suave, racy red delivers game, crushed cherry and wild berry notes backed by fine tannins and bright acidity. Compact, yet creamy and well-balanced, with a long, savory finish."
Dichtes, schwärzliches Kirschrot. Intensive und komplexe Aromen schwarzer Beeren, Noten der Gewürznelke, Muskatnuss, schwarzer PfefferReich und mundfüllend, gewaltiger Körper. Seidige Tannine, langer Nachgeschmack.
Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry, violet, roasted coffee and spicy herbs, along with a meaty whiff of reduction. Wonderfully fine-grained and plush on the palate but with no heaviness; perfectly integrated acidity gives the wine a vibrant quality. Finishes with serious but sweet tannins that spread out to coat the palate on the lively, subtle, long aftertaste. A lot of wine for $30.
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