This is a glittering deep red wine, with purple tinges. It offers fruity aromas, resembling cherries and raspberries, and a subtle vanilla scent coming from barrel aging. A spicy, intense and sweeping wine, easy to drink, but yet with a long persistent finish. Tannins are mild and round. This wine is ready to be enjoyed. Ideally paired with red meat, pasta with tomato sauce and cheese.
Blend: 55% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 5% Tannat, 5% Bonarda
"Exotic, but pure, with delicious fig, currant paste, hoisin sauce and spiced hot chocolate notes. Long finish has nicely buried acidity, delivering lingering graphite and mineral hints. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat and Bonarda."
I"m no expert. I've never reviewed a wine before. I just think it was a very good wine. Spicy and fruity at the same time.
A complex wine with a pleasant after taste. Enjoyable as a before dinner wine as well as paired with any fine dining meal.
fruity and intense. i think a little past medium body.
I prefer more full-bodied wines than this. That being said, I thought it wasn't bad and we drank the whole bottle. A good crowd-pleaser to bring to a friend's house, but not something I'd buy again for myself-I can find more complex and bolder wines in this price range.
Great as a party wine or for a dinner. I love the value of this wine so much that I've given a few as gifts. I should've kept it for myself though. :-)
Surprising shooting star
Not a wine advocate nor a spectator. Just really enjoy wine. So no special technical words. This is just an exceptional wine value. Drink and enjoy.
This was sent as a monthly selection and I just opened it tonight. I will be buying this wine again. Excellent nose and flavors. Great blend
Deep purple in color, the Amalaya is half Malbec and quarter Cabernet Sauvignon, making it a medium-bodied and dry red. With a fruity and slightly spicy aroma, it is smooth and very drinkable with mild acidity and earthiness. It's still good the next day given a vacuum seal.
First time I've had a disappointment in WS 88 and above under $15.
I love a bargain, this is not it. Bought 3 bottles. Did NOT like the first we opened. Poured it out, in fact. Willing to try another. Not worth time and effort to return. I'm thinking sangria salvage effort if we don't like the next one. We are not tasting the same wine as other reviewers, perhaps our first bottle was "off".
The title says it all; really bad, wouldn't purchase this again.