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Trapiche Astica Merlot Malbec 2017 Wine Review

Trapiche Astica Merlot Malbec 2017

Trapiche Astica Merlot Malbec 2017

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $8.00

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Trapiche

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A robust Argentine red wine blend of Merlot and Malbec grapes. Aromas of black raspberry, coffee, and smoke. Deliciously ripe black fruit, vanilla smoke and dark spices. Full-bodied goodness delivered in every glass. Very satisfying. Incredible value and taste for this price point. Pair with spaghetti and meatballs.

Merlot Malbec food pairings: beef Wellington, veal chops, roast beef sandwich, roast duck, grilled chicken, pork or steak, tomato-sauce pastas.

This Trapiche Astica Merlot Malbec 2017 was reviewed on September 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Trapiche Winemakers Tasting - Pale purple colour with a fuchsia hue on the rim. Made from hand harvested grapes from a few selected vineyards in the Cuyo region of Argentina. Medium viscosity and light staining and tears. A juicy and fruity Merlot/Malbec blend with blackberry, blueberry and a definite blueberry yogurt element. No carbonic maceration used here, rather slow malolactic in contact with oak and thermal fermentation are employed to give it the light fruity creamy element adding to its character. Very soft with light tannins, M- body and M acidity with blue and dark fruit persisting. Dry with a lingering touch of well balanced sweetness (5g/L). Flavourful and fruit driven.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Medium purple in colour with a watery edge. Medium intensity aromas of cassis and black plums. Very soft mouthfeel with an off-dry sweetness. Low tannins with medium a jammy finish. An easy drinking value wine. Score 85. (S.Segard, reviewed Sept 15, 2017)

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