Santa Ana La Mascota Malbec 2006 Wine Review

Santa Ana La Mascota Malbec 2006
Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 93880

Price: $15.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2008-2013
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Santa Ana
Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Santa Ana impressed international critics at the first-ever Argentina Wine Awards in 2007, with their La Mascota Cabernet ‘06 taking top prize amid glowing remarks from a panel of judges. The 2006 Malbec is a similarly skilled effort, with brambly dewberry lurking amid ripe plum and blackberry flavors all against a backdrop of well-balanced tannins. This long-finishing wine will evolve favorably with 2-4 years of bottle aging. My note: A multi-layered big red with aromas of ripe fleshy blackberries, roasted herbs and a wisp of oak. Nice length on the finish with good acidity for a variety of dishes.

Malbec food pairings: pepper-crusted steak, wild mushrooms, steak fajitas, meat fondue, bittersweet chocolate.

This was reviewed January 17, 2009 by
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