Callia Alta Malbec 2011, San Juan

Malbec Malbec
Argentina

$10.90 (160978)

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Clear deep ruby colour; black cherry and plum with hints of oak and spice; dry, medium body with plum and black fruit flavour, well balanced and good length Serving Suggestion Serve with grilled steak
87 pts
5

Critic Reviews (1)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The 2011 is another good vintage of this very drinkable malbec from San Juan. There is a nice tension to the finely...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium minus ruby with a touch of purple in colour and a medium to medium+ intensity in the nose.

Positives: This is a lighter style of Malbec. Notes of cedar, blackberry, plums, mulberry, raspberry, fried peameal, tobacco leaves, anise, cassis, spinach leaves & a touch of spice. Medium body with medium+ tannins, good acidity, medium+ length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: Touch too green.

Interesting Points:

A somewhat complex wine that is difficult to find at this price.
This has a screw cap
I like the classic label, looks more expensive than it really is.
Drink now or over the next 2-3 years. Pair it with veal sandwich or drink on its own.

Tasted: 16 Mar 12

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Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Mark Britton
Mark Britton

Another quality Malbec at an affordable price. $10.95. This wine is more fruit forward than most Malbecs and as a result has softer tannins.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

thin and cheep smelling but way better than a lot of other $10 bottles of wine. It actually opens up quite nice and drinks well.

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