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Belasco De Baquedano

Belasco De Baquedano
2021 Llama Bonarda-Malbec Blend, Luján De Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.25%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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Belasco De Baquedano
2021 Llama Bonarda-Malbec Blend, Luján De Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.25%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of rose petal, barnyard, pickled strawberry and blackberry, and roasted olives and tobacco with a round, crisp, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of roasted olive, rose water and mesquite, stewed cherries, and tobacco spice with coating, grippy, medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Distinctly new world with an old world nuance; this blend would pair nicely with roasted vegetables or gorgonzola.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: rose petal, barnyard, pickled strawberry and blackberry, and roasted olives and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of roasted olive, rose water and mesquite, stewed cherries, and tobacco spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Distinctly new world with an old world nuance; this blend would pair nicely with roasted vegetables or gorgonzola.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

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

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While Malbec from Argentina has taken the American market by storm, there are other reds produced in that country. Planted in only slightly less quantity than Malbec is a red variety called Bonarda. However, we usually use the term 'Other Argentine Red' to refer to wines made with blends of red wine grapes, mostly Bordeaux varietals. These wines are usually modeled stylistically after drier Old World claret style wines versus the juicy, fruity style of Argentine malbec that has become so popular.

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