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Versado Reserva Malbec 2012 Wine Review

Versado Reserva Malbec 2012

Versado Reserva Malbec 2012

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $59.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Versado

Agent: Sperling Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Owner and winemaking consultant Peter Gamble and chief winemaker Roberto de la Mota have created a blockbuster Argentine red for the 2012 vintage. Made from the iconic Malbec grape, this wine underwent a spontaneous fermentation, rather than one induced by the winemaker with specific yeasts. The wine was aged in oak barrels. This is another gorgeous red wine from Versado - this wine and winemaker perform consistently well every year. Aromas of fleshy black fruit, dried herbs, spices and pepper. Pair with grilled lamb. Highly recommended.

Malbec food pairings: pork roast, vegetarian stew, slow-roasted beef long ribs, oasted veal, hearty soups, roasted duck breast, hamburger.

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This Versado Reserva Malbec 2012 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Pure heaven on the palate! Pronounced aromas of black plum, anise, cardamom, leather, and cedar lead way to ripe fleshy blackberry, black plum, black licorice notes, and a lingering tobacco leaf and spice finish. It's rich, robust and warrants a meditation moment at every sip. Enjoy this full bodied complex Malbec with beef tartar, salumi platters or braised/roast meats. Tasted Mar 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Biting into a dark chocolate coated Acai berry is the most realistic sensation I can relate to the tasting of this magnificent Réserva Malbec. Vinified with ancient Mendoza Malbec fruit from vines planted in 1920. Deeply concentrated and rich with an Uber full body and high alcohol. Although declared at 14.1%. Reminiscent of appassimento style. Ripe juicy Pomegranate, black plum, savoury spices and mocha dark chocolate on the palate. I enjoyed this beauty with dark chocolate and could easily pair with sashimi, tuna tartare stack and is easily sippable on its own. Tasted March 2017. 93 points #BespokeTastings
From Argentina's Mendoza wine growing region, Versado Winery is the project of Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble. "Versado" is Spanish from "well-versed". The vineyards had been left to their own for a while and within 10 months of working the vineyards, Ann and Peter were very happy to see their speedy recovery. The story goes that "strolling philosophically through the rows, an elderly Argentine member of our vineyard team commented that the vines were ‘versado,’ that they had produced great wines for nearly a century and, being asked to do so again, they knew exactly what to do - they were well-versed in this matter." - Community Wine Reviews

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