Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 106593
  • ST88
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: 14.0%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Clean and bright, deep violet. It reveals floral notes of violets together with fruit hues such as black cherries, typical of the variety. Its barrel aging adds aromas of cinnamon and coconut, contributing to is aromatic complexity. Alluring, unctuous and round. With silky tannins and velvety texture, the persistence of fruity and floral aromas is outstanding, resulting in an elegant, meaty and mouthwatering wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium bright ruby. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and mint. The surprisingly sweet and fat in the mouth, with cassis, licorice and dark chocolate flavors that are primary without coming off as austere. This has the stuffing to support its substantial dusty tannins."
88 Points

Learn About Terrazas de los Andes Map ItMap It

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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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