(From 2013 Vintage) Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.
(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Oak Cask Malbec has an intense red colour with violet hints. The wine shows sweet aromas of blackberry and plum with a touch of black pepper, an elegant touch of smoke and vanilla comes from the oak aging. There is a velvety texture, soft tannins and long finish.
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Wine Spectator: 83 points This is just a great bang for your buck! Smooth and rich, this has black raspberry and spice notes, leading to a long, cherry flavored finish. Trapiche is one of the leading and largest producers in Argentina, one of the reasons why they are able to make this at such a great price! Pours an enticing deep blood red, and shows surprising complexity on the nose right out of the bottle - the usual dark fruits of plum and cherry, musty tobacco, a little banana. Very full on the palate, showing loads of pomegranate, plum, blackberry, and a pleasant hint of oak. This resolves into a little bit of jamminess, though, on the back of the palate, and the finish is very tannic (almost burning), but softens after an hour or so of breathing. Altogether, a solid over-performer, and matched up very well against an American Malbec at three times the price Fruity, but thin. Not a full bodied Malbec, nice color and very easy drinking medium purple; nose: oak and vanilla; taste: full rounded plum mouth feel, medium-length rounded peppery finish with soft tannins; overall: very good, fruity, coherent, easy-drinking package that delivers pleasure at a value price, yummy by itself or with beef Wine Review: This very dark purple colored Malbec is a pleasant everyday option. It opens with a mild oak and faint blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a gentle oak and plum combination with a hint of black cherry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are sticky and linger for a while. This very affordable Malbec is a perfect burger wine. Winemaker Notes: Intense red color with violet hints. The wine shows sweet aromas of blackberry and plum with a touch of black pepper, an elegant touch of smoke and vanilla comes from the oak aging. There is a velevety texture, soft tannins and long finish.
VERY flavorful. Headache next day. Citrus, Dry/Crisp, Heavy, Sharp, Balanced. Friday night Soprano's. 11/13/09