Full Review

Belasco de Baquedano

Belasco de Baquedano
2016 Llama, Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Belasco de Baquedano
2016 Llama, Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Violet color. Floral aromas and flavors of geranium and lilac and boysenberry compote with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, compelling, medium-long vanilla toffee, citrus sorbets, minerals, and tomato chutney finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nicely layered, juicy and floral Malbec that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: geranium and lilac and boysenberry compote
Taste Flavor: vanilla toffee, citrus sorbets, minerals, and tomato chutney
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Steak Florentine, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely layered, juicy and floral Malbec that is sure to please.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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