2009 Tamari Malbec
- 2009 Tamari Malbec
- Uco Valley Mendoza
- 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