Manos Negras Malbec Atrevida 2010

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$18.25 (389072)

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November 08, 2014

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This high altitude malbec has a dash of cab franc in the blend for aromatic lift, and the dusty tobacco note is...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

The addition of Cab Franc to this Malbec provides an extra layer of complexity that greatly benefits the final product, as the rich purple fruity/floral elements of the latter (blueberry, cassis, violet) are nicely complemented by black pepper, tobacco, leather, and, adding uplifting tartness, raspberry. For all this complexity and depth, the flavour profile is somewhat monolithic, the components turning indistinguishable behind a wall of wood and spice, the pepper proving dominant. But it's very good nonetheless, with a pleasant smokiness hovering over the proceedings, and quite intriguing.

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