Bodega Colome Valle Calchaqui Malbec Estate 2006

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Date: January 2009 Tasting Bar Price: $2.40/taste Half Off Tuesday Price: $1.20/taste92 pts - Wine SpectatorVery inviting, with crushed plum and boysenberry aromas that lead to a lush-textured palate of warm figs and currant paste backed by mouthwatering hints of mesquite, mineral and Turkish coffee. The long finish really holds your interest. Drink now through 2011. 14,250 cases made.Wine Spectator Best Value Wine

Region: Argentina » Salta » Calchaquies

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Winery: Bodega Colome
Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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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: basilwino
2282621,039
4.00 5
03/02/2010

A very nice Malbec that,s round, smooth, fruity, plummy, med tannins, and a long finish.


Snooth User: cookypuss1
43950994
4.50 5
10/05/2009

Great wine. Some old-world qualities that surprised me - not a fruit bomb in the least! Lots of interesting character of earth and smoke, nice minerality. Worth the price and will buy again if I can find this vintage!


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Fairly rich nose, rich body. Soft, but plenty of tannins. Balanced medium- acidity. Juicy. Black fruit. Hint of mint. Moderately simple, but very tasty.


Snooth User: grapelab
294005181
4.00 5
11/17/2009

Malbec had to leave Bordeaux to find its true calling in Argentina. Maybe it loves heights? Colome's is grown at 8600 feet, a great argument. Ripe New World fruit balanced with Old World structure.

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  • Snooth User: Mark1975
    95811126
    3.50 5
    08/25/2009

    Needed patience to open up, but once it got there it was pulling strong oak influences over some concentrated berry fruit. Coffee/toffee wood notes with a subtle pepper and plum/raisen push. Tannins are there, but the oak smoothes out the finish. It will be cool to see what the follow up vintages are like. Hope they tone down the wood and let the fruit shine more.


    Snooth User: mbugbee
    16357479
    4.00 5
    11/01/2009

    Up until I tried this wine, I was pretty luke-warm on Malbecs but we tried this with japanese-style shabu shabu the other week with shredded raddish in ponzu sauce and the result was amazing as the ponzu sauce made flavors of the wine jump out against the thin slices of prime rib.


    Snooth User: shawngrl
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    3.50 5
    03/05/2011

    This wine took a while to open up and had a nice leathery aroma. Lovely color with lush berry aromas. Loved the smoke flavor and balanced finish. Would buy this wine again.


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    External Reviews for Bodega Colome Valle Calchaqui Malbec Estate

    External Review
    04/21/2010

    Aromen: Intensive und komplexe Aromen schwarzer Beeren, Noten der Gewürznelke, Muskatnuss, schwarzer Pfeffer. Gaumen: Brombeeren und schwarze Kirschen, reich und vollmundig, gewaltiger Körper, reife und seidenweiche Gerbstoffe, integrierte Rösttöne des Eichenholzes, langer Nachgeschmack.


    External Review
    01/29/2009

    #38 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008A blend of 85% Malbec, 8% Tannat and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.Brilliantly dark with purple hues, this wine has intense aromas of black fruits, cloves, licorice, black pepper and allspice. Similar flavors follow, with



    Date: January 2009 Tasting Bar Price: $2.40/taste Half Off Tuesday Price: $1.20/taste92 pts - Wine SpectatorVery inviting, with crushed plum and boysenberry aromas that lead to a lush-textured palate of warm figs and currant paste backed by mouthwatering hints of mesquite, mineral and Turkish coffee. The long finish really holds your interest. Drink now through 2011. 14,250 cases made.Wine Spectator Best Value Wine

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