Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec 2007
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
This is a huge wine. It is deep red violet with dark fruit aromas, firm structure,
full-bodied, long finish. Excellent with rich spiced dishes, strong cheeses,
roast or grilled meats, tuna, salmon and chocolate.
"The 2007 E. Foster Reserva is 100% Malbec sourced from old vines of 50+ years and aged for 12 months in 30% new French and American oak before bottling without fining and filtration. It reveals an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, lavender, and black cherry that jumps from the glass. Medium-bodied with an elegant personality, this is a sweetly-fruited, spicy, easygoing Malbec for enjoying over the next 6-8 years."
The Wine Advocate
"This big, unctuous wine fills the mouth with black fruit, sweet, cinnamon-like spice and a touch of leather. It develops complexity as it opens in the glass, taking on fresher dimensions while it maintains its candied depth."
Wine & Spirits
Earthy & Spicy
A group of us enjoyed this wine together, and it has some nice complexity and color, a little spice and kind of chewy flavor, mainly lacks a great finish. Would not necessarily buy it again, but a very drinkable and interesting wine.
- 2/4/2012 (223 items) (viewed 1740 times)
- 12/1/2013 (29 items) (viewed 928 times)
- 8/14/2014 (18 items) (viewed 596 times)
Learn About Enrique Foster Map It
Presently Bodega Enrique Foster possesses two vineyards located in the Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The vineyards sit at an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level on the eastern flank of the Andes, with hot days, cold nights and little rain.
The construction of the cellars began by digging out a huge crater of more than 6000 cubic meters to create cellars which will...
Read More About Enrique Foster
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...
Read More About Argentina
Learn About Malbec
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
In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape!
Malbec is used in small amounts in...
Read More About Malbec