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Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013 Wine Review

Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013

Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Trapiche

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

A wine for hedonists: layered, complex, juicy and sumptuous. Aromas of fleshy black plums and smoke. Pair with prime rib.

Malbec food pairings: roasted game meats, tourtière, boeuf bourguignon.

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This Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013 was reviewed on April 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This stunning Argentinian Malbec at an incredible value hails from Mendoza’s Uco Valley. Beautifully articulated notes of ripe black cherries and plums with layers of dark fruit and mocha. Vinified in opulent style, it displays great structure and impressive fruit density. Fresh and vibrant palate with fine, silky tannins and well-balanced acidity. Closes in a lovely, long, elegant finish. Fantastic companion for grilled meats and charcuterie. Tasted February 2017. Tania Thomas – www.taniathomas.com.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Incredible! So tangy and tasty with amazing value. Bargain hunters may want to buy a case or two! Deeply concentrated purple. A big and bold declared 14.5% ABV. Perceived as high alcohol. Dense dark fruit on the nose and palate of plum, blackberry, dark chocolate. Great structure with high acidity. Well balanced. Medium plus tannins. Pair with roasted poultry dinners or pork tenderloin. Tasted the 2013 vintage on Malbec world day 2017. 93 points.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Fantastic Malbec with plum, ripe blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and oak. Grippy tannins with full, juicy body. Black cherry and chocolate finish. Pair with rare grilled beef. Tasted April 25, 2017.
Andrea Shapiro - Andrea's Wine Cellar rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

The medal that is adorned on the label here represents celebration, and you certainly will feel the festivities come to life with this expressive and lively Malbec.
Medium purple colour with long legs and medium viscosity. Dark stewed cherries, plum, violets and vanilla. Also a touch of cranberry and pomegranate seed on the nose. This opens up in the flavour demonstrating plums, grilled peppers, gamey meat notes and earthiness with a touch of accented minerality on the tip of the tongue complimenting the spice elements also present. Dry, but well rounded reflecting some sweetness (7g/L) M+ body and tannins. Well balanced with a velvety finish with plum, pepper and some chewy paprika spice at the back. An elegant and refined Malbec with many pronounced layers. A perfect pairing for beef dishes and can stand up to heavy sauces.
Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Velvety sexiness!
Rich purple in the glass, with aromas of blackberry, black plum and sweet spices. Full mouth feel, with a lingering spicy finish. Perfect with beef or barbecue dishes.
Tasted April 2017.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A big dark opaque Malbec that has layers and layers of aromas and flavours. Smoke, leather, milk chocolate and dark fruits; blackberry and black cherry, Well balanced with supple tannins and a long fruit and oak finish. A full bodied wine that leaves an impression. Pair with a medium-rare steak. Tasted April 25/2017
Caitlin Coleman rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The people in Argentina love to celebrate and are passionate about what they do. This wine showcases that passion in the Malbec varietal! A deep purple colour with sweet tannins, black fruit, lavender and sweet spices on the nose. This wine has personality.
Cora Beaulieu rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This terrific value Malbec is inky black in color and totally opaque. The nose exhibits great aromatic notes of blackberry, dark berries, plum, herbs, dark chocolate, leather, smoke, tobacco, earthy, and minerally aromas. It is fresh and pure with ripe tannins and gentle acidity balancing the big fruit. Smooth, lingering finish of spice and chocolate. Have this with a roasted beef. [Tasted April/2017]
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a burly baby with a substantial nose of stewed/jammy blackberry, "soft" leather, smoke and spice; full-bodied, rich and juicy berries, sweet spice, garrigue and a fresh seam of acidity on the palate. Expected a long finish but it drops off a bit, still delicious though. If you're vegetarian try it with grilled, stuffed, balsamic-drizzled portobello 'shrooms.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

After drinking so many different Malbecs from the Trapiche Winery today, I find this one to be a bit too new world for me. It's a bit too sweet and also the high alcohol on the palate makes it hard to taste the true complexity of the wine.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Originally released in 2008 in honour of the 125th anniversary of the Trapiche winery. This wine spent time in concrete vats during fermentation and then 18 months in new French oak. A little spicy, some pepper and minerality add a nice bite to this wine and balance with purple plum, ripe cherry flavours and a hint of a floral note. Tannins give some great structure and are screaming to be enjoyed with a beautifully grilled steak. Enjoy!
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby with purple hue. Aromas black cherries, plums, fresh herbs, and summer spices. Dry, medium tannins with soft mouthfeel. Long finish of dark juicy fruit. Score 90. (S.Segard, reviewed Sept 15, 2017)
Argentina's Flagship red wine grape, Malbec, shines in Trapiche's Gran Medalla (2013) from Mendoza. Lots of floral notes, ending in lavender. Blackberry crunch and white pepper on the mid-palate. This Malbec has a zesty acidity balancing fruit and tannins. - Community Wine Reviews
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