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Layer Cake Malbec 2013 Wine Review

Layer Cake Malbec 2013

Layer Cake Malbec 2013

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $35.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Layer Cake

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Mocha dark chocolate melts into plush plums and fleshy blackberries on the nose and palate of this robust Argentine red wine made from Malbec grapes. Layer Cake is named to honour winemaker Jayson Woodbridge’s grandfather who observed that when it’s properly made, wine “is like a great layer cake.” Some espresso and vanilla smoke on the finish. Pair with gourmet hamburgers (and layer on the fixins).

Malbec food pairings: grilled steak, barbecued back ribs, meat pizza.

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This Layer Cake Malbec 2013 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Malbec from Argentina's Mendoza region has a great story behind the name. The winemaker's grandfather described the soil where vines grow as being like a layer cake and said that if properly made, the wine would reflect this, with layers of fruit, mocha and chocolate, hints of spice and very rich. The fragrant nose of this Malbec displays all these aromas, led by cassis, Damson plums and mocha, then the rich palate follows through with a fruity and flavourful finish. This would be a great gift wine.
Tasted Nov. 2016
Mendoza's Layer Cake (2013) maintains its hallmarks of this wine with plum cake, mocha and dark chocolate flavours. Layer Cake is named to honour winemaker Jayson Woodbridge’s grandfather who observed that when a wine is properly made, wine “it is like a great layer cake. - Community Wine Reviews

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