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Algodon Wine Estates

Algodon Wine Estates
2014 Estate, Malbec, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Algodon Wine Estates
2014 Estate, Malbec, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Dusty black violet color. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate, ripe raspberry, carnation, black licorice, and dried dill with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, buoyant finish with notes of dark chocolate and mint with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Argentine malbec with enchanting aromas.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pomegranate, ripe raspberry, carnation, black licorice, and dried dill
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dark chocolate and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Philly Steak Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Argentine malbec with enchanting aromas.

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Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.