Colome Malbec Estate Calchaqui Valley 2007

Member Review by dynowine:

Color very dark red, bordering on black. Nose of fresh, ripe, cool berries with spice and a mild gamey-ness. On the attack fruit was ripe not sweet with a hint of meat (game). In the mouth dark, berry fruit, medium body, fuzzy tannins, a bit astringent. Finish about 4 seconds with nut oil flavor. Overall a nice wine, but probably needed decanting, was slightly out of balance, tannins and acid a bit too intense relative to fruit.

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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: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
03/19/2010

Color very dark red, bordering on black. Nose of fresh, ripe, cool berries with spice and a mild gamey-ness. On the attack fruit was ripe not sweet with a hint of meat (game). In the mouth dark, berry fruit, medium body, fuzzy tannins, a bit astringent. Finish about 4 seconds with nut oil flavor. Overall a nice wine, but probably needed decanting, was slightly out of balance, tannins and acid a bit too intense relative to fruit.


Snooth User: FernandoCabada
223569572
3.50 5
09/04/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Colome Malbec Estate Calchaqui Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points




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