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WTN: Malbec based boredeaux blend

by Tom N. » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:07 pm

Deep purple red. Expressive nose of cassis, black raspberry and dark fruits. Delicious midpalate with well balancd black rapsberry, juicy acidity and silky but powerful tannins. Long finish of dark fruits and lingering tannins. Medium to full bodied with good complexity showing up in the midpalate with layers of dark fruit flavors and really nice balance.
With food: very good match with Mediterrean Lamb stew topped with a surprisingly bright fresh mint and orange zest gremolata (I know it is not fresh chopped parsley, but is similar in texture and fresh taste). Definitely new world fruity style, but with the nice balance and food friendliness, a real nice wine.

Wine: Cuvelier Los Andes, Coleccion 2009, 15% abv. 59% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petit verdot. $22 CA$
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Re: WTN: Malbec based boredeaux blend

by Jim Grow » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:23 pm

Hey Tom, I have really liked a lot of wines from both Argentina and Chile lately but your wine is lacking 6% of something. Do the math.
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Re: WTN: Malbec based boredeaux blend

by Tom N. » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Jim Grow wrote:Hey Tom, I have really liked a lot of wines from both Argentina and Chile lately but your wine is lacking 6% of something. Do the math.


Hey Jim,

You are right, it is missing 6%. My mistake, the merlot is actually 16% (not 10%). That is what I get for reading it off the bottle without my cheaters :roll: . This wine was a very nice fruity bordeaux mix with excellent balance. I may have to buy some more.
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