2009 Tamari Malbec

The wine:

  • 2009 Tamari Malbec
  • Uco Valley Mendoza
  • 14%
  • On sale for $11 (normally $16) at safeway.

In the glass:

I poured myself a glass of tamari and let it sit and open up for a half hour or so. I have learned that this makes a huge difference in the smoothness and flavor of red wines. My glass  gave off a delicious fragrance of red licorice and  black currants. A first sip revealed a juicy, robust malbec with flavors of ripe cherry and a hint of cotton candy. There was just enough oak in this wine to give it a complex earthiness which was complimented by smooth round tannins. The array of vivid flavors worked together flawlessly delivering a malbec that was bold and unique.

Conclusion: This was a killer malbec. It stands out both in terms of quality and originality.I hope that it stays on sale so I can grab another bottle.

My rating: 8.5/10

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