Full Review

Maipe

Maipe
2014 Reserve, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.99

Maipe
2014 Reserve, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
Opaque ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe mulberries, mocha and milk chocolate, fiddlehead ferns, and leather and crushed gravel with a crisp, dry full body and an appealing, medium-length finish with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. Enticing layering of nice flavors that reveal themselves with air.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe mulberries, mocha and milk chocolate, fiddlehead ferns, and leather and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: ripe mulberries, mocha and milk chocolate, fiddlehead ferns, and leather and crushed gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Enticing layering of nice flavors that reveal themselves with air.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.