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The 'Money Shot' of Malbec

Monday, April 7, 2008

Brand NameFinca El Origen
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Wine NameMalbec Reserva
Vintage (Year)2006
AVAUco Valley
CountryArgentina
Quality/GradeReserve
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeMalbec
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Heaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %15%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

Malbec, like a Pinotage, is an interesting wine that for the most part, I feel that people make too strong. This is to say that for all of the ones that I have had so far, I have not been a fan at all. Then along comes this Malbec...

When you pour this wine, the first thing that you notice is the deep, rich purple hue. This in itself is such a beautiful thing to behold. When you smell it, there seems to be a combination of blueberries with something else; the distributor said plums and strawberries comprise the aroma and the flavors.

And when you taste it, you get the smoothest Malbec that you have ever had, or that I have had so far... thus, I dubbed it the money shot. The taste in itself is unique, but best if you don't taint it by eating anything fruity beforehand.

 

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