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Allamand

Allamand
2014 Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Allamand
2014 Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of overripe strawberry, chocolate cherry gelato, freshly tilled earth, and overripe watermelon and tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an intricate, medium-long finish imparting shades of cherry cola, licorice and cumin, dried dates, and roasted nuts with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and satisfying Malbec with deep flavors that will pair brilliantly with beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: overripe strawberry, chocolate cherry gelato, freshly tilled earth, and overripe watermelon and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cherry cola, licorice and cumin, dried dates, and roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and satisfying Malbec with deep flavors that will pair brilliantly with beef.

The Producer or Importer

USA Wine West, LLC

The Producer or  Importer
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 127
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
1 415-331-4906

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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.