Anoro El Regalo Malbec 2006
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Violet-red and very intense, with black and red fruit aromas, hints of tobacco and chocolate from the contact with the oak. In the mouth, it is very complex with a combination of blackberry liquer, smoke, and sweet earth. Shows great structure combining heady fruit flavors with strong tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. Definitely a special occasion wine, it will pair well with strong-flavored foods, marinated/grilled meats, and fancier ingredients like truffles, exotic mushrooms, and foie gras.
Wine & Spirits - "Included in February 2011's issue, "Year's Best Argentine Malbecs!""
The Wine Advocate - "The 2006 Malbec El Regalo is a barrel selection aged in 100% new French oak. The average age of the vines is 69 years and it too was bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, the expressive perfume reveals notes of pain grille, mineral, white pepper, plum, and black cherry. This is followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with outstanding depth and concentration, layers of savory black fruits, silky tannin, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-5 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2025."
Añoro (pronounced ‘ahn-your-o’) is a unique word with no direct translation into English. In Spanish it often refers to the act of reminiscing or dreaming of a special time in one’s past. For us, it means creating something that we once only dreamed of – the wines of Añoro. View all Anoro Wines
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviews31/29/2011Large bottle makes it look like a liter when it is really 750 ML. Tastes like basic red table wine and not like a MalbecShu Yin Huang - Staten Island, NY31/12/2011This wine is very enjoyable on it's own. No food necessary. Full, rich flavor. It is not my top 10, but definitely would get another bottle for a movie night at home.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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