WTN: Árido Malbec 2006

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WTN: Árido Malbec 2006

Postby Otto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:55 pm

  • 2006 Árido Malbec - Argentina, Mendoza (8/31/2009)
    13,5%; c. 8€; An attractively savoury scent with much meaty aromas - despite the sweet, almost jammy fruit, this scent was so savoury and lacking in oak aromas that I wouldn't have imagined an Argentine Malbec (though it isn't really like any Cahors I have had either). Sadly despite the interesting scent, the palate is a bit of a let-down: sweet fruit, low in acidity, a bit too soft tannins also. It isn't flabby or unstructured but, based on the scent, I was hoping for a bit more bite. Good value at 8€ despite my reservations.
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Re: WTN: Árido Malbec 2006

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:13 pm

Which food did you serve here Otto? Not sure I know the name here.
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Re: WTN: Árido Malbec 2006

Postby Otto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:18 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Which food did you serve here Otto? Not sure I know the name here.


I made chunks of reindeer on the grill. I reduced some red wine and shallots for a sauce. I don't know what the US version of bbq is, but this was Finnish bbq. :D
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