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Bodega Colomé Red Blend Calchaquies Estate 2008

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91 Points - Wine Spectator Lush and rich featuring figpaste crusted plum and dark blueberry flavors with licorice and dark chocolate notes.Winemaker's notes: The color is deep dark red with

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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: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
10/20/2010

Raspberry, red fruit aromas and intertwined on the palate as well, nice spicy red currants, a little kick on the finish


Snooth User: mickeyv
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4.00 5
09/05/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bodega Colomé Red Blend Calchaquies Estate

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark purple; almost opaque in the glass. Full-bodied, with an extremely lush texture that coats the palate like a blackberry creamsicle. Although ripe, this Malbec has muscular tannins and balanced acidity, providing lift to the massive layers of fruit. The long, complex finish packs in the berry flavors. Yum city!


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/14/2010

Dichtes, schwärzliches Kirschrot. Intensive und komplexe Aromen schwarzer Beeren, Noten der Gewürznelke, Muskatnuss, schwarzer PfefferReich und mundfüllend, gewaltiger Körper. Seidige Tannine, langer Nachgeschmack.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/13/2010

Dunkles Purpur, schwarze Reflexe. Viel schwarze Schokolade und Oliven im anspruchsvollen Bouquet, daneben eine Fülle von schwarzer Frucht, Pflaumen und Cassis. Enorm konzentrierter Gaumen mit viel Kirschfrucht und leichten Tabaknoten, sehr dicht und von konzentrierter Fruchtsüsse, angenehme Vanillenoten begleiten das langanhaltende Finale.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very ripe, with exotic plum, fig and boysenberry fruit flavors that roll along round but deceptively focused tannins. The long, vibrant finish has a nice buried minerality to offset all the fruit. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This high-altitude wine shows a cool, rubbery essence but also warmth, animal notes and rusticity. It's polished to a point, but also a wild ride. The palate is lightly saucy and spicy, and the fruit isn't overly defined or welcoming. But in between the folds there's power and bite.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bodega Colomé, located in the Calchaqui Valley of the Salta province, dates to 1831. The property was purchased by Hess Family Estates in 2001, with Thibaut Delmotte currently handling winemaking duties. The blend comprises 85 percent Malbec, 8 percent Tannat, 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 percent Syrah; some of the Malbec grapes come from vines ranging in age from 90 to 150 years, with the remainder from three younger estate vineyards.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

91 Points - Wine Spectator Lush and rich, featuring figpaste, crusted plum and dark blueberry flavors, with licorice and dark chocolate notes.Winemaker's notes: The color is deep, dark red with


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91 Points - Wine Spectator Lush and rich featuring figpaste crusted plum and dark blueberry flavors with licorice and dark chocolate notes.Winemaker's notes: The color is deep dark red with

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