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Chimango Malbec 2013


Recommendation: A Malbec that is a Quality wine at a Bargain price.

Winery/Producer:Grown and Bottled by LA Agricola.

Grape Variety: Malbec.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $9.00 (with a 10% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Leftover Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Opaque, dark garnet color with a purple rim. Absolutely wonderful barnyard and ripe plum aromas. VERY SMOOTH, very rich dark fruit taste and a somewhat dry, dusty fruit finish. Really nice Malbec. Bordering on outstanding bouquet; silky, juicy flavors; and an interesting finish with lots of delicious fruit tartness. Excellent with the sausage in the dressing, OK with the dinner overall, but a GREAT Malbec, and at only $9.00 it’s a Quality Wine at a Bargain Price.

    She said: This was a chance pairing that turned out well. No, it would not be my choice for the turkey because the wine overwhelmed it, but it was great with sausage dressing. A dark fruit aroma served as an introduction to the full fruity flavors that envelop the palate and persist into the medium-length finish. With a medium body the wine offers pleasant tannins with smoothness and the right amount of dryness to go with a variety of foods. At only $9.00 it is a bargain wine and I look forward to pairing it with a lamb dinner.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 089832 84743 4

Imported by: Winesellers, Ltd; Niles, Illinois.