Tempus Alba Malbec Blend Pleno 2003

Member Review by Ixian:

This is the extremly well-bodied, long-lasting and medal winning 60% Malbec/40% Cabernet generic top wine of the Tempus Alba estate. 13 months in new french oak - which you notice a lot - and 14,1%. Hints of pepper and red berries, combined with the expected vanilla, makes this one of my favorites so far (quality/price perfect). If you don´t like sweet wines, you might not like this, although I recommend you try it. Only around 10.000 bottles.

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Tempus Alba:
In our winery we use grapes from our own vines grown in “La Alborada”, “El Retorno” and “San Antonio” vineyards. Together they amount to 270 acres (110 hectares) and they are located in the privileged areas of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and Tupungato. Their altitudes range from 2,600 to 3,950 feet (800 to 1.200 meters) above sea level. The soils are of alluvial origin, ranging from deep to shallow... Read more
In our winery we use grapes from our own vines grown in “La Alborada”, “El Retorno” and “San Antonio” vineyards. Together they amount to 270 acres (110 hectares) and they are located in the privileged areas of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and Tupungato. Their altitudes range from 2,600 to 3,950 feet (800 to 1.200 meters) above sea level. The soils are of alluvial origin, ranging from deep to shallow, rocky, with good drainage and moderate fertility. The weather is mild and dry, with sunny days and cool nights; and with a wide thermal amplitude between daytime and night-time, thus contributing to an excellent tannin development and a very good color and aroma concentration in our grapes. Our vines are trained with vine arbor (“parral”) or trellis (“espaldero”) systems and they are cultivated in the traditional way. Activities such as pruning, cluster thinning, canopy management and hand-harvesting are performed by our own qualified crew. Read less

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Snooth User: Ixian
13058740
5.00 5
02/02/2009

This is the extremly well-bodied, long-lasting and medal winning 60% Malbec/40% Cabernet generic top wine of the Tempus Alba estate. 13 months in new french oak - which you notice a lot - and 14,1%. Hints of pepper and red berries, combined with the expected vanilla, makes this one of my favorites so far (quality/price perfect). If you don´t like sweet wines, you might not like this, although I recommend you try it. Only around 10.000 bottles.


Snooth User: Ixian
13058740
0.00 5
02/07/2009

Strange it costs the same in Holland as on the vinyard (90 pesos).


Snooth User: Bastiano
29937146
5.00 5
08/03/2007

Five glasses




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