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Colome Malbec Reserva Salta Argentina 2007

External Review by WineExpress.com:

This is a very special year for Bodega Colomé since they are celebrating the winery’s 180th anniversary, which makes it the oldest winery in Argentina. In 1854 the first French pre-phylloxera Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were brought to Colomé. Grapes from three vineyards planted in that year are still used in the production of today's wines. This Malbec Reserva is a prime example of the quality that this winery produces. The Wine Advocate scored it 96 points saying "I reviewed the 2007 Colome Malbec Reserva last year. It was presented again in this year’s tasting so I am repeating my note and adding one point to the score. Colome’s old-vine cuvee is one of Argentina’s icon Malbecs. The 2007 Reserva is 100% Malbec sourced from a 17-acre plot of 60- to 150-year-old vines purchased by owner, Donald Hess, in 2001. The wine spent 24 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it has that extra dimension of complexity that only old vines can provide. It offers up a confiture of black cherry and black raspberry along with mineral notes and toasty new oak. Dense, layered, concentrated, this rich, impeccably balanced effort will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and drink well through 2030."

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Region: Argentina » Salta

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Winery: Bodega Colome
Color: Red
Variety: Other
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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

External Reviews for Colome Malbec Reserva Salta Argentina

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Source: WineExpress.com
04/05/2012

This is a very special year for Bodega Colomé since they are celebrating the winery’s 180th anniversary, which makes it the oldest winery in Argentina. In 1854 the first French pre-phylloxera Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were brought to Colomé. Grapes from three vineyards planted in that year are still used in the production of today's wines. This Malbec Reserva is a prime example of the quality that this winery produces. The Wine Advocate scored it 96 points saying "I reviewed the 2007 Colome Malbec Reserva last year. It was presented again in this year’s tasting so I am repeating my note and adding one point to the score. Colome’s old-vine cuvee is one of Argentina’s icon Malbecs. The 2007 Reserva is 100% Malbec sourced from a 17-acre plot of 60- to 150-year-old vines purchased by owner, Donald Hess, in 2001. The wine spent 24 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it has that extra dimension of complexity that only old vines can provide. It offers up a confiture of black cherry and black raspberry along with mineral notes and toasty new oak. Dense, layered, concentrated, this rich, impeccably balanced effort will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and drink well through 2030."




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