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Carlos G.
Carlos G.
2001 - Terrazas de Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Afincado
Great
Dec 18, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Great wine and particullary cheap if you buy in Argentina.
Carlos G.
Carlos G.
2007 - Familia Zuccardi Q Malbec
Excellent Malbec
Dec 18, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Great Wine to pair with an "Argentinian Parrilada"
jorray
jorray
2006 - Santa Julia Vineyards Merlot
Spicy, furry middle with lush fruit.
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
The "practically free" Santa Julia Merlot, 2006, is from the Familia Zuccardi winery in Mendoza Argentina.In the glass it is medium light red. It displays a fruity merlot aroma which is fairly bold, with just a touch of oak.On the palate, your first experience is a spicy, furry middle, with pleasant acids carrying a fairly lush fruit into your cheeks. A touch of burnt alcohol moves into the finish. Three stars out of five. Good value given the rock-bottom price.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
Tim D.
Tim D.
2005 - Catena Zapata, Bodegas Catena Alta Cabernet
now u know why Governors go down in Argentina!
Jul 01, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine made me a believer in the magical powers of Argentina! They say the grapes are harvested @ 3100' & 3400' elevation but whatever the reason, it not only comes down from "on high" but will take u there quickly! This is an awesome wine that will only get better with age. You can drink now or cellar for a few years but do yourself (& ur friends) a favor and serve it at cellar temperature (55 to 60 degrees F.). You will be rewarded as the wine's complexity unfolds in your glass as it warms to room temperature!
Jeffrey P.
Jeffrey P.
2007 - Layer Cake Malbec
It does taste like a cake !!
Jan 31, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

Surprising taste, goes well with meat or fish.

You think you had a chocolate candy squeezed into your glass of wine.

Daniel F.
Daniel F.
2006 - Clos de Los Siete
Disappointing
Jan 13, 2009
1 star 1 star

I was very interested in trying this wine. Maybe my expectations were too high. I read Ken K's review and I disagree with his opinion. I thought that after 20 minutes of breathing it came off really sweet! My wife and I each had two glasses and the 2nd glass for me was a little more my taste.  The nose was nice, especially for a $15 bottle of wine, the color has a nice deep red but for me the flavors and varieties were a little contradictory.  Personally, I love a Malbec, I like Merlots and love my hearty Cabs and Bordeaux's. Having three out of my 4 favorite varieties I was hoping for more.

Side note: There was one glass leftover and I re-corked the bottle and finished the last glass off the next night. I will say it was much better all around the second night. If I decanted it or let it breath longer my opinion may have been different.

Mike Supple
Mike Supple
2005 - Poesia Pasodoble
Jan 09, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Dark ruby core with a lighter pink rim. Sweet blackberry and cherry aromas up front are surrounded by smoke, soy sauce, dried anise and a hint of barbeque ribs. Medium bodied in the mouth with ripe fruit flavors of blueberry, black cherry and raspberry. The tannins are fairly small and ripe, making this an approachable wine that is ready to drink (but with enough oomph to last another 2 - 4 years). Nice lingering finish with a touch of Good & Plenty candy licorice.
Argentina strikes again by bringing one of the best values to the wine world. A blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon (for red fruit and structure), 33% Malbec (for spice and acidity) and 33% Syrah (for rich, dark flavors and body). All this fruit and power needs balance to keep the wine from going over the top, and the acid in the Malbec does the trick.
Mike Supple
Mike Supple
2006 - Trapiche Broquel, Malbec
Jan 09, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Dark purple core with a fuchsia rim. Alluring, complex and spicy aromas of nutmeg, plum and black cherry around a hint of dark earth. Very easy entry on the palate. Plush and medium bodied with black cherry flavors accented by smoke, wet stone and blackberries. Medium acidity balancing out the rich fruit with a lingering dusty cocoa finish. Throw a rack of lamb on the grill (yes, buy some lamb at your local grocery store, it's delicious) and pour a tall glass of this wine. Rich, smooth and easy drinking with a good dose of spice and smoke makes this the perfect companion to grilled meats. A Portobello cheeseburger would stand up very well too, and the acid of the Malbec will cut right through the fat in the gooey swiss cheese that should be melting off it.
Eric M.
Eric M.
2006 - Trapiche Merlot
good
Nov 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Mike Supple
Mike Supple
2005 - Dona Paula Malbec Seleccion de Bodega
Stunning; and I've had a lot of Malbec!
Jun 27, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Black core with a vibrant purple and fuchsia rim. The nose overflows with creme de cassis, blueberry syrup, black cherries, sweet vanilla & cedar spice, all surrounded by lighter floral notes and a touch of sandalwood. The entry onto the palate is bright and fruit full of lush raspberries, red and black cherries over a hint of sweet tea, dark chocolate and cinnamon. Full bodied with round tannins that are very well integrated. This wine is young and will continue to improve for another 5 or so years, but it is beautiful now as well.
Colin C.
Colin C.
2004 - Catena Zapata, Bodegas Catena Malbec
Big Bold Cocoa
Jun 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was extremely rich and vevlety... I let this one breath for a few hours. It revealed dark cherry on the nose and hints of chocolate.  The cocoa is dry and flaked all over your palate- making it taste like you're drinking chocolate covered strawberries.
Colin C.
Colin C.
2004 - Pascual Toso Pascual Toso Malbec
Pass
Jun 09, 2008
1 star 1 star
Nothing like the 2005 - just all over the place and not in a good way at all. I will say that it was fairly well balanced. The finish tended towards acidic over time. An ok wine based on the price, but I would still say pass compared to the 2005.
Colin C.
Colin C.
2005 - Pascual Toso Pascual Toso Malbec
Enjoyable Value
Jun 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Good for the price but not blowing me away. Nose is strong with alcohol-tinged, slightly overripe fruit. Relatively full-bodied for an Argentinian wine, with little of the mineral qualities that typically distinguish offerings from this region. Not unpleasant, but almost had more characteristics of a California Zinfandel than a Malbec from this region.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2003 - Achaval Ferrer Malbec
Interesting
Jun 05, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine reminds me quite a bit of a Chianti with the exuberant sour cherry and the horsey, earthy, stinky, and even spicy aspects, the high acidity. There are some very nice tannins to make this nice and dry too, and the finish is clean, but overall it is not too well balanced for our palates. Balance keeps it from getting 3 stars.
James W.
James W.
2005 - Don David Michel Torino Cabernet Sauvignon
Good but For Alcohol
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star

This wine is so close to being really good but...Alcohol content is obvious from the nose. Tasting it brings big time dark cherry flavors but not sweet. Overall a decent wine for the price but lacking character.

James W.
James W.
2003 - Mendel Unus
Interesting from Argentina
Jun 02, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
I smell pepper on the nose, but also raisin. On the palate - blueberry, blueberry, blueberry, and plum, and raisin/currant/cassis and a little cherry and more blueberry. Creamy, almost caramel. This is unlike any other wine I've had from this country. 
James W.
James W.
2005 - Lurton, J & F Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire)
Pass
May 31, 2008
1 star
This vintage was almost identical to the 2006 except that the alcohol came in and took over.  I just can't see where anyone would be able to pick up on anything but alcohol and dirt.  Pass.
James W.
James W.
2006 - Lurton, J & F Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire)
Decent
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
Not great, but not bad for the price.  Drink now and drink with food.  This wine has fruit buried beneath the oak and somewhat dirty flavors of leaves and twigs.  Don't buy a case - but it would work in a jam.
James W.
James W.
2003 - Achaval Ferrer Malbec
Puts the Umph in Umph!
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is a bit of a bully, but a nice bully.  It pounds your palate with its rich cocoa and anise flavors, but then backs off on the finish and ends on a nice smoother cherry sauce flavor. 
James W.
James W.
2004 - Achaval Ferrer Malbec
Good Stuff
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
My only complaint on this wine is that it comes off a little bit too simple.  Other vintages have been more complex.  However, for the price it still delivers excellent fruit and earth undertones. 

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