Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2011, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Argentina

$14.95 (234385)

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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A big fruity malbec with mulberry and blackberry fruit aromas, hints of oak plus floral and herbal tones, plus some...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is not the fruitiest malbec on the block, which is one reason I really like it. There is a ring of Argentine...

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

If given a lot of time in the carafe, it starts smooth, and grows with time. It has a rich, almost chocolate flavour. I have bought six so far. Excellent value for everyday wine.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Typical dark coloured Malbec with a slight purple hue. Concentrated fruit with gamey, raw hamburger notes and what seems like some brett. On the palate there's peppery spice and a savoury/sweet interplay. Medium to full bodied, creamy, good acidity, milder tannins and nice length. This is very approachable and a great value (particularly while on sale), so stock up to accompany casual summer BBQ fare. 88-89. May 2014.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Argentinian Malbec in this price range tends to be more or less the same, favouring power over finesse, as if producers are trying too hard to impress, but this one distinguishes itself not just with astounding value but with impressive quality. With aromas of cinnamon and other baking spices, it feels like a fall/winter holiday wine, and rich notes of blackcurrant, dark berry, dried fruit, leather, spice, smoke, and, yes, Christmas pudding complete the package. It has the (dusty) tannins and acidity to warrant further aging, but while it can be a little rough now, it's a real standout already.

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