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Chilensis

Chilensis
2014 Reserva, Malbec, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Chilensis
2014 Reserva, Malbec, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bright dark nearly opaque black color. Bold, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of menthol mint, eucalyptus honey, and blueberry chutney with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, medium-length praline and cinnamon finish with well-integrated, crunchy, firm, barky tannins and moderate oak. A firm, age-worthy malbec.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: menthol mint, eucalyptus honey, and blueberry chutney
Taste Flavor: praline and cinnamon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Well-Marbled Steak, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm, age-worthy malbec.

The Importer

Old Bridge Cellars

The Importer
703 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-258-9552

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.