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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Mapema Malbec 2006
Mapema Malbec 2006
(search item no. 98356)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense purple color with shades of violet. Heady aromas of kirsch, cocoa, mint and exotic woods make you want to keep inhaling deeply. Red & black cherry flavors coat the palate, and the oak tannins frame the intense fruit flavors, keeping them from taking over the place! This Malbec is as good on the second day as it is on the first—if you can avoid finishing it! It is a great example of cool weather Malbec—it has all the spicy/fruity character of the grape, but it also has a deeper, more serious side. Best with meats such as pork (grilled or roasted loin), grilled hamburgers or steaks, and lamb prepared any way you like. Good with goat, too.
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