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Bob Parsons Alberta

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WTN: `06 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec, Mendoza Arg.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:02 pm

Various notes on main forum reference the Cab Sauv of late so thought this might be an excellent buy for $16 Cdn. All Malbec-Hounds might enjoy this one, good QPR indeed!!

13.5% alc, fair natural cork, opened one hour, did not splash decant but thought about it?

Color. Medium red-ruby w. some purple tinges on the rim. Appeals!

Nose. Hint of oak, cherry, cassis, chocolate, dark berries on day 2. "Cranberry" from across the table.

Palate. Initial entry thoughts are smooth, ripe-ish, plum, oak, cherry. Long soft finish, good acidity, integrated tannins, no heat. Simple and approachable, blackberry on day 2 with some earthyness. Good QPR, $16 is a good price hereabouts.
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Re: WTN: `06 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec, Mendoza Arg.

by Carl Eppig » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:03 pm

A very nice everyday drinker, it runs around $9.99 U.S. around here.
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Re: WTN: `06 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec, Mendoza Arg.

by David M. Bueker » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:41 pm

I've had this in several blind tastings (a friend really likes the Trapiche line up), and it has always performed well. It's annually a solid value. I also like to step up to the Broquel series.
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