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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:91/100

Community Reviews: 7

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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

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Stunningly delicious at an incredibly great price! This robust, savoury, juicy Argentine red wine is a blend of Malbec and Touriga Nacional grapes. Fleshy black plums and dried herbs. Perfect for grilled lamb.

Malbec Touriga Nacional food pairings: grilled sirloin steak, mushroom stuffed flank steak, beef stews.

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This Viñalba Reserva Malbec Touriga Nacional 2014 was reviewed on August 5, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Perry rated this wine as 93/100
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a lovely wine and quite serious. Lots of black fruit, mushroom, herbs, glycerine, purple flowers, and smoke. 91 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of black cherries, blackberry, plum, leather, herbs, and oak. It is full bodied with lots of tannins and well balanced acidity. It is full of flavour with notes of plum, black cherry and dried herbs. This will pair nicely with grilled red meats, such as steak or BBQ’d ribs. Tasted on March 25, 2018.
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.
Viñalba Reserva (2014) is a robust red blend of Malbec and Touriga Nacional. Touriga Nacional was first planted in Mendoza in 2000 as an experiment and since has become a great blending partner offering structure, acidity and some spice to the Malbec.. 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. - Community Wine Reviews

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