Bodega TuKma Malbec Reserva 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $18.29
Item No. 108069
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

In the glass its almost-black purple color catches one's eye immediately. Out of the glass waft aromas of black pepper, stewed plums, and black olives. On the palate it surprises, unlike any other Malbec, with flavors of roasted meat, plums, and a slight spiciness that keeps it interesting. The oak is well integrated, lending a nice roundness to the wine. Pair it with roasted meat, especially venison or lamb, and let it work its magic.

Critical Acclaim

"Opaque purple; black cherry, plum, and spice box jumps from glass; succulent, already complex."
91 Points

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antiqueart - Birmingham, AL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/8/2012)
Excellent value for the price of $9.99 with free shipping...stands tall at that price. Am not sure its a 91 but would say at least 89. Will buy again at the same deal.
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Rating:
(1/19/2012)
very nice, light but rich red
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Rating:
(1/11/2012)
at 91 points by WS I thought this wine was underrated and for the price it is a real value.
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Learn About Bodega TuKma

Cafayate, Salta, in Argentina's northern reaches, showcases landscapes as mystical as they are majestic and carries the legacy of the Incan empire as much as that of geological distinction. Every bottle of wine produced here holds some of Incas" ancient spirituality; every vine still feels their touch in the earth. In homage of this area"s first inhabitants, who called their...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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