Mapema Malbec 2009 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
This a stylish, well-honed and quite pretty malbec with a lifted, nicely integrated nose of blackberry, cedar,...
Highly reductive and oaky, showing little fruit at present on the nose. The palate, however, is rich, round and...
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Very rich and smooth, and stays that way to the third glass. I guess blackberry is the flavour; I am not so good at the fruits. Not a lot of complexity. But I like it. Decent value.
This Malbec is almost too easy to drink. This wine opens up with aromas of black fruit, blackcurrant jam, mint, cedar and soft leather notes. On the palate, medium bodied (14% alcohol), juicy red and black fruit flavours, fine acidity and dusty tannins. Good length on the finish, fruit driven with a smooth and creamy texture. On a more technical note, this wine is 100% Malbec from 83 year old vines, grown at 3200 feet. Aged 12 months in 50% new and 50% year old French oak barrels. An attractive wine that is uncomplicated but generous. Drink now or over the next couple years.
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What a fabulously uninteresting wine. There is very little fruity bouquet which follows through with a watery taste. Sip after sip I keep expecting more but get nothing. You might as well go to a do-it-yourself place and throw in a bag of oak chips and for $6 you have the same thing.