Category Archives: Malbec

2007 Gilbert Cellars Estate Malbec Wahluke Slope

I’m loving this winery lately, and this wine was open in the cruvinet at work, then gassed and consumed. Black with violet edges. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, blueberry, blackberry, spice, meat, wet earth, a lot of floral notes, with some oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, beautifully layered candied blue and black fruit, spice, and good length to the finish. This wine rocked a delicious quality that you don’t see all that often.

2009 Pascual Toso Malbec Mendoza

I had this yesterday amidst a sea of Malbec, this really shinned. Dark ruby color. On the nose, youthful, blackberry, boysenberry, plum, leather, coffee, wet soil, spice, some oak, and subtle earth. On the palate, dry, medium tannin, medium acidity, very good balance, layered flavors with a solid mouth feel, and good length to the…Continue Reading

2006 Melipal Malbec Reserva

Dark purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, lots of dark berries, boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, wet earth, bark, herbs, leather, spice, lots of New World Oak, with subtle traces of mineral and earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, pretty nice balance, dark inky fruit, with some coffee flavors coming…Continue Reading

2007 Enrique Foster Malbec Reserva

Ruby color with fuschia edges. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, blueberry, boysenberry, blackberry, coffee, leather, slight briary element, seaweed, some earth, and some oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, moderate alcohol, luscious and textured, spices a plenty, with some length to the finish. Good representation of Reserva Malbec, but…Continue Reading

2005 Pascual Toso Malbec Pedregal Vineyard

Dark purple color. On the nose, youthful, med+ intensity, layered and dense with blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry, plum, sage, wet tobacco, pretty spices, balanced oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, med tannin, med acidity, amazing depth and balance, loaded with layers and a stellar finish, this wine nails $100…Continue Reading

2007 Altos de Las Hormigas Reserva Malbec

Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, blueberry, black plum, leather, subtle briary component, inky, violets, with moderate, oak, and no earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, explosive black and blue fruit, loaded with spices, and rounded out with layer oak, with beautiful texture, very nice balance, and…Continue Reading

2006 Bodegas Norton Privada Malbec Mendoza

Dark ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, dense and black raspberry and blueberry, plum, chocolate, coffee, briary component, with moderate oak and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium body, medium tannin, medium acidity,beautifully balanced fruit, very creamy mouthfeel, layered and complex, with a mineral and spice driven finish. Awesome…Continue Reading