Name – 2015 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec
Region – Argentina – Mendoza Valley
Varietal Components – Malbec
Pricing – $18 – $20
Alcohol Content – 14%
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.
Initial aromas of darker ripe fruits like blackberry or plum. Some spice on the nose as well as some oak.
The wine is off dry with nice acidity. This is a real full-bodied Malbec.
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.
This wine has a long lasting French oak finish with hints of marshmallow.
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.
Food – Red Meat, Sausage
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