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Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2014

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Trapiche Website

Purchased from Cost Plus World Market, $16.99 (11.49 sale)

Total Wine & More, $12.99

Wine.com, $14.99


Aaron:  This has an earthy nose with oak and olives.  The flavor was smooth and rich with dirty cocoa powder, cherry, and vanilla.  There was some hefty spice on the back of the throat after the full finish.  89 points

Teri: This Malbec carries a leathery raspberry and cocoa nose. On the wine, I taste significant herbs and earth: Minerals, bell pepper, and green wood. The body has medium to light tannins which smooth out well in the mouth. 88 points. 

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Butcher’s Hook 2015 Mendoza Malbec 2015

Lot 18, $18

Info on Vivino


Aaron: Skip this wine.  Red tar and raspberry with cherry cough syrup made the nose a bit off-putting.  Tart and bitter, the flavor featured awkward tannins on the middle of the tongue, resulting in a puckering of underripe fruit and watermelon rinds. Weak flavor then a punch of spicy pepper.  Horrible.  83 points

Teri: This bottle is bold with hearty tannins and needs a strong meaty dish to stand up to the flavors. It is on the earthy side with a bit too much bite on the end. The flavors of white pepper, leafy tree roots and underlining tone of chocolate covered cherries were tight and not completely enjoyable. Perhaps it needed a few hours to aerate but I would recommend just to skip this bottle. 85 points 

Layer Cake Malbec 2013

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BevMo, $12.99

Total Wine & More, $10.99


Aaron:  Not really my favorite, but functional.  The smell of berries, chocolate, and smokey bark led to a strange spice with lots of plum on the tongue.  Peppers and chili layered the palate with lavender in the background.  88 points

Teri: A jammy chocolate and oaky cherry nose. Flavors of warm cherry, sweet oak, and candy red grape (but not sweet). A complex and flavorful Malbec from a widely distributed label. This is not the best Malbec I have ever tried, but it brings decent quality which is easier to find widely. 89 points 

 

Accoutre Malbec 2013

Accoutre MalbecWine of the Month Club, $19.99

Amazon.com, price unavailable 


Aaron:  This was great.  A gentle mulberry and chocolate nose with a really creamy, easy-to-drink flavor.  This wine was full but not heavy, featuring good cherry and light bark flavors with no bite.  I loved it and felt it was amazing though admittedly, it’s not really “complex”.  93 points

Teri: This was the first time trying a French Malbec; normally we see this grape coming from South and North America. The wine carried a rich smell of coco and rhubarb but was distinctly lighter in body. Although it’s flavors of cranberry, cinnamon spice and raisin where not as hearty or full as other Malbec’s I have tried, the wine still had good flavor and a nice clean finish. I only wish the flavors would have lasted longer on the palate. 87 points 

 

Luca Malbec 2012

Luca MalbecCostco find (and Anniversary Gift…thanks Mom and Dad!)


Aaron: The smell was a bit muddy at first with lots of dirt.  The flavor features berry and a calm mellowness overall.  Definitely spice and a nice rich berry on the finish.  Mild tannins are not overpowering as mulberry and oak dominate the palate.  88 points

Teri: With a spicy mild nose, and mild spice throughout with flavors of tobacco, coco, and blackberry, this Malbec is smooth and full. The medium/full tannins and body are able to stand up to hearty meals of steak or strong spicy flavors. 88 points