Wine Review: 2015 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

Basic Information

Name – 2015 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

Region – Argentina – Mendoza Valley

Varietal Components – Malbec

Pricing – $18 – $20

Alcohol Content – 14%

Appearance

Bottle – This is a dark bottle with a black label white and gold font logo. It is followed by a lower white label with red and black font plus a gold mountain range.

Wine – The color of the wine is deep garnet, borderline purple with a rim variation of ruby.

Aroma/Nose

Initial aromas of darker ripe fruits like blackberry or plum. Some spice on the nose as well as some oak.

Texture/Body

The wine is off dry with nice acidity. This is a real full-bodied Malbec.

Tasting/Palate

Immediately some tartness, spice and pepper come to the forefront. The oak is immediate and hits the back of your palate. Dark fruit such as blackberry and plum are present, but the pepper is the king of this wine. This wines motion on your palate hits the back and then works its way to the front.

Finish

This wine has a long lasting French oak finish with hints of marshmallow.

Overall Experience

Personally for me, I thought the pepper in this wine was awesome. A real bold Malbec. The fruitiness was great too, but the pepper was the highlight of the show. One of my favorite value Malbecs.

Suggested Pairing

Food – Red Meat, Sausage

Cigar – Montecristo Crowned HeadsMontecristo Las VegasLa Flor Dominicana La VolcadaNat Cicco HHB GoldKFC Swamp ThingPDR Small Batch HabanoObsidian White Noise or CAO Brazilia

Wine Publication Ratings

Decanter – 95pts.

Tim Atkin – 92pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Its sweet and juicy mouthfeel delivers finesse, delicate tannins and an elegant finish of black fruits.

About Terrazas de los Andes: https://www.terrazasdelosandes.com/en