Amalaya Malbec Blend 2006

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 99062
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

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

Critical Acclaim

"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."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/17/2010)
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.
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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
A complex wine with a pleasant after taste. Enjoyable as a before dinner wine as well as paired with any fine dining meal.
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Mad Max - Virginia Beach, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/25/2010)
fruity and intense. i think a little past medium body.
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JAD - Enterprise, AL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/20/2010)
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.
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elf - San Mateo, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
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. :-)
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Rating:
(3/22/2012)
Surprising shooting star
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Rating:
(9/10/2010)
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.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
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
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Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
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.
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jbrizzle - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
First time I've had a disappointment in WS 88 and above under $15.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
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".
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Mark T - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
The title says it all; really bad, wouldn't purchase this again.
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Learn About Amalaya

Amalaya is an exquisite representation of the unique weather and soil conditions in Argentina's Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the indigenous Calchaqui people. The name Amalaya is rooted in the beliefs of the Calchaqui to keep the gods of nature happy and to strive for an equilibrium of forces to assure sustainability over time. The most worshiped...

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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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