March 21, 2008

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2005

Terrazas Reserva Malbec
A fine malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It needed a good 45 minutes to breathe before the full flavor and smell came out (initially very cigary in smell & tannins were too strong), but turned out delicious. The Terrazas de los Andes Reserva is a deep reddish purple as you'd expect from a malbec. Intense cherry & berry flavors without being too fruity and a long, toasty finish (some vanilla flavors in there?). Floral tones on the nose. A very similar wine to the La Forge Syrah we had earlier in the week (very strong), but with less bite and not quite as dry. Due the more expensive price tag of $14 @ Costco, I'm going with a 7/10 rating. Well done Argentinians.

UPDATE: drink this one in the leaves a bad case of the wine teeth!

P.S. Shout out to the Drake ballers - great comeback today, thought you had 'em in OT. Awesome season, thanks.

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