Colomé Amalaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine Review

Colomé Amalaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 4
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Product #: 223446
BC Product #: 168294

Price: $18.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2011-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Colomé
Agent: Prevedello And Mathews
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Yum! Savoury and juicy with fleshy ripe purple plums and blueberries. Full-bodied and smooth. A beautiful thing with pizza.

Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza.

This was reviewed March 5, 2011 by

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Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

90+? - Loved this wine. Very different from the typical Malbecs. The other varieties are beautifully complementing the Malbec. The Tannat adds sophistication and elegance. It's clean, almost pure and smooth. Well integrated fruits. Hints of minerals and black pepper. What a great QPR offer.
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The 2008 Colomé Amalaya is FRUITY to integrated, medium bodied wine with nice aromas of red currant, caramel and coffee. It has refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a tangy, medium to long finish. It can be drunk now, but would benefit from aging for few years (2014-2018) if and only if it wasn’t for the FAKE cork enclosure used, completely eliminating the wine's aging potential!!!! My impression: NICE, 89 pts and a recommended buy especially at this price as it was originally sold for $18.95 – nearly $3 more. Tasted Aug/11.
Reverse Wine Snob reviewed this wine as follows:

The 2009 Bodega Colome Amalaya exhibits ripe fruit (blueberry?), floral scents, and some pepper on the nose. The palate shows cherries, and a bit of tobacco with prominent but smooth tannins and a nice finish. The Cabernet, Syrah, and Tannat give this wine an added sophistication that goes beyond your standard Malbec. Definitely a wine to seek out and give a try!

Taste Rating: 8
Value (Cost) Rating: 5
Overall Rating: 7.3

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