The color is deep, dark red with a magenta hue. This wine is layered on the nose with
blackberry, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and spices. The flavors are rich with layered fig
paste, plums, cassis and blackberry fruit. Subtle French oak flavors are well balanced and
fully integrated through the mid-palate and well into the finish, which is long and round.
85% Malbec, 8% Tannat, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot
"Colome’s Estate Malbec is annually one of Argentina’s better values. The 2009 Estate Malbec (85%) contains small amounts of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah in its blend. It spent 15 months in barrel, 30% new American, the balance second-use French with the fruit sourced from some of the world’s most elevated vineyards. It is purple in color with a captivating nose of cedar, Asian spices, incense, violets, black licorice, espresso, and assorted back fruits. Made in a racy style with uplifting acidity, it is a beautifully proportioned offering with exceptional elegance and length. Give it several more years of cellaring and drink this fantastic value from 2013 to 2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Offers good density to the blueberry, raspberry and blackberry coulis notes that are backed by vibrant acidity.
Floral and mineral notes play out on the long, tangy finish. Drink now through 2014."
Awesome Malbec. Went extremely well with pasta.