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Valle Calchaqui, Salta Amalaya Malbec 2014 Wine Review

Valle Calchaqui, Salta Amalaya Malbec 2014

Valle Calchaqui, Salta Amalaya Malbec 2014

Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $27.20

Drink: 2016-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Hess Collection

Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 168294
  • $15.52 
  • Check Stock

Reviews and Ratings

Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine is 85% malbec, with the rest comprised of syrah and cabernet sauvignon. It is sourced from extremely high-altitude vineyards, which plays a role in the wine's intensity and balance. This is definitely a restrained, more elegant, almost understated take on Malbec. The aromas are of ripe raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry, with mint, tobacco, violet, clove, peppercorn, roasted red pepper, ink, and nuanced, earthy, smoky tones reminiscent of dark roast coffee. The medium-full palate is bright and fruit-forward, with the spice and mint components stronger, and less of the tobacco/smoke/coffee, which comes back just a bit on the finish. Silky, seamless, and integrated, with very good length. Decanting would be helpful so it can open up. Pair with anything from meat-lovers pizza to barbecued pork chops.

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