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En Memoire

En Memoire
2015 Malbec, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .02%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

En Memoire
2015 Malbec, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .02%
Dark garnet color. Minerally aromas and flavors of roasted root vegetables, dried fruits, and potting soil with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a breezy finish revealing accents of cedar bark and pickling spices with grippy tannins. A slightly rustic old world Malbec with flavors and tannins well suited for red meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted root vegetables, dried fruits, and potting soil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cedar bark and pickling spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly rustic old world Malbec with flavors and tannins well suited for red meats.

The Importer

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The Importer
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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.