Colomé Lote Especial El Arenal Malbec 2016, El Arenal, Calchaquí Valley

Malbec Malbec
Chile

$29.95 (575290)

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September 29, 2018

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A unique and rather spellbinding, salty, high altitude find. Floral and peppery notes dominate the aromatic profile....

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The vineyard here is at 2,600m and the first vineyard purchased by Donald Hess, in a place and at an altitude that...

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juniacke
juniacke

A 2016 Malbec from the province of Salta, Argentina made from grapes grown at the highest altitude in the world at 2,700 meters. These vines experience some of the most extreme conditions vines can endure resulting in concentrated and intense flavors. The aromas are earthy, mushroom, potting soil which I often get with Malbec. But where many Malbecs stop there, this one has a whole other side once you taste it. Blackberry jam, flowers, velvety milk chocolate, vanilla, salt, baking spice. 14.5% alcohol hidden away behind this sticky chewy velvety salty wall with a long finish of bitter dark chocolate and spice. Tannins are slightly drying but silky.

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