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Viñalba Reserva Malbec Touriga Nacional 2014 Wine Review

Viñalba Reserva Malbec Touriga Nacional 2014

Viñalba Reserva Malbec Touriga Nacional 2014

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Viñalba Reserva

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

More Vintages: 2013  2013 

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine is 80% Malbec and 20% Touriga Nacional, the super structured Porto varoetal now being experimented with in many countries abroad. Due to climate change, traditional regions are re-evaluating what they grow and looking afield to see what could be used in the future. There are even experimental plantings of Touriga in Bordeaux, since this varietal gels so well with Bordeaux varietals.
This one sees Touriga blended woth Malbec, so one can imagine its density. Opaque garnet, with a rusty reddish tint to it.
Musty and firm aromas of leather, game, mushroom, grape skin, currants, plum, blueberry.
On the palate it has a lot of tannin, but thebtannins are ripe and the concentration of the wine leads youbaway from thebastringency. It's really very pleasant.
There are a lot more flavours of game, mushroom, boisenberry, and blueberry. Super long finish.
This could probably cellar for a few years, or share it with a wine geek looking to taste something unique.
Pair this with coffee rubbed t-bones or t-bones done in buteer with blue cheese. Beef with serious Argentine wine is a no-brainer.
OTHER: Native to Portugal, Touriga Nacional was first planted, as an experiment, in Mendoza in 2000. It has proven to be an exciting and intriguing blending partner for Malbec. OTHER: 80% Malbec, 20% Touriga Nacional. Remarkable balance and precision here. Fresh, clean cherry fruit sings on the nose. Waves of intense red fruits and flowers abound on the palate, complemented by spices and oak very well integrated. A sumptuous Malbec/Touriga Nacional blend with great structure, finely grained tannins and lively freshness. Score - 96 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016). - Community Wine Reviews

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