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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Broquel Malbec 2003
Broquel Malbec 2003
(search item no. 87471)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, deep red-violet color, almost black, showing the concentration and quality of the fruit's origins. Very aromatic wine with a good balance of depth and strength. On the nose, one notes dark fruits and jam with an elegant hint of smoke, vanilla and chocolate; on the palate it is ample, rich with a long finish with delicate, soft tannins.

Food Match: Soft cheeses, roasts, red meat, Hard cheeses, grilled vegetables, grilled meats, beef, BBQ.

My Notes:

About Broquel:

Broquel is an additional brand produced by Trapiche. With its 120 years of history Trapiche is reinforcing its leadership as the most exported wine brand of Argentina. Three years ago the company began an intensive transformation, both in the vineyards and in the winery to consolidate Trapiche's position as the leading wines of Argentina. One of the pillars in this transformation was to concentrate the responsibility of the vineyards and the winemaking in one Chief Winemaker; the appointed person for this ambitious objective was Mr. Daniel Pi.

The wines have a new international style, with more fruit and personality. The grapes are now not only coming from Trapiche's greatest vineyards in Mendoza, but also from the very best terroirs of Argentina.

All these changes needed to be shown not only inside the bottle but outside as well. A fresh, appealing, eye-catching and international packaging was developed across the entire portfolio.