Los Cardos Malbec 2008

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Per bottle label: With a deep and clean violet colour, this Malbec offers a particularly elegant and complex new worl...

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Sweet, simple and fruity with cherry and cranberry flavors upfront. Smooth vanillin flavors throughout before a sour licorice finish on leather and... Read more

A nice Malbec at it's price. Read more

Great front end. Good to lightly sip. The back end falls off a cliff in taste for me. It's got a strong acidity in the back pallet if you take t... Read more

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
03/17/2010

Sweet, simple and fruity with cherry and cranberry flavors upfront. Smooth vanillin flavors throughout before a sour licorice finish on leather and cedar.


Snooth User: basilwino
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3.50 5
12/01/2009

A nice Malbec at it's price.


Snooth User: Steven Isaac
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3.00 5
01/09/2010

Great front end. Good to lightly sip. The back end falls off a cliff in taste for me. It's got a strong acidity in the back pallet if you take too much in at once. But again good flavors and overall a good Wedensday night wine.


Snooth User: wnelvrs
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2.50 5
02/03/2010

This was an okay malbec. It is still awfully young and the tannins come through pretty strongly, but the flavor is nice with a hint of spice and the finish is moderate.


Snooth User: adchick
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3.00 5
02/02/2010

Smooth smooth smooth ~ a must have in any wine cellar!

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Snooth User: WatkinsWines
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0.00 5
02/20/2010

Recently started getting into Malbec. I hear if it's Bodega, it's better. However, I purchased the Dona Paula since the package store down the road, doesn't have a great selection! To my surprise, I LOVED IT! The best part is, you have one glass and it feels like two! Literally! This is a great buy at a good price. I usually feel the more pricey, the better. But the taste is exceptional. I like the hint of chocolate and yes, where it is young, definitely a good all around purchase!


External Reviews for Los Cardos Malbec

External Review
10/22/2009

Aromas of ripe plums, blackberry, blueberry, sweet tar, licorice, black pepper, mint, truffle with a hint of mocha flavors gives this malbec an expressive Argentinean character. Nice finish!


External Review
05/18/2011

Full, bright red. Red berries, tobacco, mocha and wild herbs on the nose, with a lightly stewed note that reminded me of a wine from Mediterranean France. Then supple, juicy and reasonably fresh, with red berry and spice flavors showing modest complexity and delineation. Possesses decent sweetness and intensity.


External Review
04/30/2010

Dona Paula Malbec Estate 2008 and all other premium wine from Dona Paula available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Argentina and all over the world.


External Review
05/18/2011

Big and fruity, and for the most part holds together and exhibits more good qualities than its faults. The flavor profile drives full-bodied black fruit and a finish that cuts out quietly. Not over the top in any way.


External Review
09/27/2011

This is fresh, simple malbec, a good example of the variety in its delightful red fruit framed by acidity, the texture light and smooth.


External Review
05/18/2011

Los Cardos means "the thistle," and thistles indicate the presence of good terroir in Mendoza. Like the thistle, this wine has beautiful color, but unlike the thistle, it is approachable and elegant. Flavors of raspberry, blackberry and mocha, seasoned with vanilla and spice notes, are balanced by a smooth finish.


External Review
05/18/2011

Tasty, forward blackberry and grapey fruit flavors, with sweet spice and chocolate notes. Fresh, open finish. Drink now.


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607073 Snooth User: vilorio6
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Winemaker's Notes:

At Doña Paula, they believe that wine should be a tru expression of the land. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region are ideal, with unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Doña Paula Estate wines are wines of tremendous concentration and varietal character that result from the work, dedication and skill of the winegrowers and the passion, creativity and innovation of the wine makers. The wines are big-bodied and bold, yet lively, complex and elegant. The Estate Malbec is an intense violet colour, with plum, black cherry, licorice and dried herb basket aromas on the nose. It is sweet, round and ample in the mouth with a beautiful lingering finish.

Tasting Notes:

Per bottle label: With a deep and clean violet colour, this Malbec offers a particularly elegant and complex new world wine style. On the nose it combines raspberry, cassis, floral and spicy notes, along with mineral and smoke flavours. On the palate, it is rich and harmonious, with a lingering, fleshy finish.

At Doña Paula, they believe that wine should be a tru expression of the land. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region are ideal, with unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Doña Paula Estate wines are wines of tremendous concentration and varietal character that result from the work, dedication and skill of the winegrowers and the passion, creativity and innovation of the wine makers. The wines are big-bodied and bold, yet lively, complex and elegant. The Estate Malbec is an intense violet colour, with plum, black cherry, licorice and dried herb basket aromas on the nose. It is sweet, round and ample in the mouth with a beautiful lingering finish.

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