Bodega del Desierto Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Item No. 102534
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS89
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.

Winemaker's Notes

Dark red with bluish tones. Its typicity is reflected on the nose through notes of black fruits and plums, accompanied by traces of chocolate and vanilla from its aging in new oak. It feels wide in the mouth, with sweet, velvety tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium-weight, with a nice smoked mesquite edge to the braised fig, blackberry and coffee notes. Dark, but stays fresh through the smoldering finish. Drink now through 2010. 2,084 cases made. "
89 Points

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Linda A Bowman - Staten Island, NY (read all my reviews)

This wine was very bitter, acidic. I did not taste all the other flavors listed in the ingredients. (juicy plum, chocolate, vanilla, sweet & velvety.
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Bought this several times, it's a steal at the half price they've been offering. Strong full bodied Malbec, a great find.
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This wine was rated highly and was supposed to be "light and smooth". Apparently, my taste buds are out of kink because this wine was so dry it sucked the spit out of my mouth. I felt like someone had stuck a vacuum hose down my throat after two glasses.
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Learn About Bodega del Desierto

Bodega del Desierto (Winery of the Desert) is located in the town of 25 de Mayo, province of La Pampa, on the western border of the desert route to Patagonia, Argentina. The 140 hectares of vineyard are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. The vines are irrigated by a dripping system which is...

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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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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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