A little more acidic than other Malbecs I had in an Argentinian flight. It really brings out the brightness of the flavor of dark fruits.
Had this for a special dinner and loved it! Agree completely with Wine Spectator review. Excellent value for the money.
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Intense purple color with shades of violet. Heady aromas of kirsch, cocoa, mint and exotic woods make you want to keep inhaling deeply. Red & black cherry flavors coat the palate, and the oak tannins frame the intense fruit flavors, keeping them from taking over the place!
Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90Mapema is run jointly by longtime winemakers Pepe Galante and Mariano di Paoloa. The 2005 Malbec is purple-colored with aromas of cedar, spice box, mineral, and black cherry. Medium-bodied and elegant, it has a smooth texture, lots of spicy flavor, and a fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.Wine Tasting NotesIntense purple color with shades of violet. Heady aromas of kirsch, cocoa, mint and exotic woods make you want to keep inhaling deeply. Red & black cherry flavors coat the palate, and the oak tannins frame the intense fruit flavors, keeping them from taking over the place! This Malbec is as good on the second day as it is on the firstif you can avoid finishing it! It is a great example of cool weather Malbecit has all the spicy/fruity character of the grape, but it also has a deeper, more serious side. Best with meats such as pork (grilled or roasted loin), grilled hamburgers or steaks, and lamb prepared any way you like. Good with goat, too.
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