Anoro Malbec 2009
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Intensely red with violet tones, with earthy, forest floor and bittersweet chocolate aromas. Elegant and smooth with black cherry liqueur on the edges and a touch of vanilla from the oak. It is well-structured but graces the palate with soft, sweet tannins and good acidity on a closely-knit frame. Made with 100% Malbec.
Wine & Spirits - "Give this time in the glass and its aromas of red fruit develop complex notes of violets and leather. The flavors are powerful, with enough acidity and firm tannins to sustain it. It leaves a smooth sweetness in the finish, inviting another sip. This malbec comes from the highest elevations in Agrelo, rising to 3,600 feet, and is a serious candidate for the cellar."
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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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>4 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 4
- 4 Stars: 3
- 3 Stars: 1
- 2 Stars: 0
- 1 Stars: 1
9 ratings, 7 with reviewsdenis baker - Flagstaff, AZ110/24/2013
maybe I got a bad bottle but this tasted very stale - breaking down perhaps from 2009?Elias Lindenberg - Washington, DC58/17/2013Great malbec and excellent price to value.walktard - Tahoe City, CA46/3/2013djleethal68 - Bronx, NY54/26/2013Excellant. A new favorite for me.43/8/2013PeterM - State College, PA52/14/2013
- Big & Bold
Tried this to see what a high-score Malbec could offer, and it exceeded my expectations. Very rich, although it needs time to open up. If you enjoy high-end Cabs, this makes a great change of pace. Malbecs can be somewhat peppery and less smooth than Cabs, but this was a complex and thoroughly enjoyable wine.52/12/2013One of favorites at this price. Just ordered some more.312/6/2012
- Big & Bold
good malbec has a bold rich taste411/22/2012
- Big & Bold
Smooth and very drinkable. Does not overpower but is not weak either. I generally like Malbecs and this one does not disappoint. It is $4/bottle less here than at the store.
- Smooth & Supple
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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