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Index:Your Tastings: Terrazas de los Andes Alto Malbec 2003  New Post
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Quote  Posted: 01/18/2005 9:02:09 AM GMT Next MessageTop of Page
This one is from Mendoza region, Argentina.

Colour: Purple /ruby red. Transparent.
Nose: Aroma of ripe berries, blackcurrants, liquorice and plums.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft and smooth tannins. Currants, berries and some vanilla and toast. Fruit-driven and easy drinking.

Easy on the palate and easy on the pocket!

Would go well with grilled beef or lamb chops.
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There is a lot of rumors about Malbec from Argentina, unfortunately I have never had it as I have never found any bottle of it. According to your comments it seems to be an interesting wine, in particular for the pocket and this may add a good value to it.
Can you please suggest other Malbec wines from Argentina and/or other countries?
Richard Johnson
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Hi rickie,

Malbec is not my personal favourite variety but you are right - Argentina produces one of the best Malbec wines available. Terrazas Alto Malbec I tried was a mass produced wine but of good quality and full of fruit and good drinking now.

From Langhorne Creek, Australia I have tried the Bleasdale Malbec - soft and fruity. The other Argentine Malbec I can think of are from Bodegas Esmeralda and Catena. Maybe your local wine shop can offer more assistance.

Good luck and cheers!
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Malbec from Argentina?? I knew Malbec was a grape from Bordeaux and used for the production of the wines of that area. They jc says Argentina Produces one of the best Malbec wines available! That's sound pretty strange to me! Maybe I need some more information about Malbec.
According to what jc said, it seems in Argentina Malbec is vinified as monovarietal and if I am not wrong, in Bordeaux is used in blends instead. What about Petit Verdot? Did you ever hear of it?
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jimmy wrote:
Malbec from Argentina?? I knew Malbec was a grape from Bordeaux and used for the production of the wines of that area. They jc says Argentina Produces one of the best Malbec wines available! That's sound pretty strange to me! Maybe I need some more information about Malbec.
According to what jc said, it seems in Argentina Malbec is vinified as monovarietal and if I am not wrong, in Bordeaux is used in blends instead. What about Petit Verdot? Did you ever hear of it?


You are right, Jimmy. Malbec orginates from Bordeaux, in parts of Loire Valley and Cahors. Usually used as blends with Merlot, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc. Outside Bordeaux however, Malbec is planted successfully in Argentina and Chile. Of course, as you already know, Malbec is also planted in Australia and USA in smaller scale.

Yes, I heard about Petit Verdot. I have also tried a very good Petit Verdot (as a varietal) from McLaren Vale. You probably have not. Maybe you can share some of your knowledge.

Cheers!
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Quote  Posted: 02/25/2005 6:13:08 PM GMT Previous MessageTop of Page
jc wrote:
Yes, I heard about Petit Verdot. I have also tried a very good Petit Verdot (as a varietal) from McLaren Vale. You probably have not. Maybe you can share some of your knowledge.

Is Petit Verdot used for making monovarietal wines? I knew this grape was sometimes part of the Bordeaux blend, but I did not know it was also used alone. Is this common in Australia or can it be found in other countries as well?
Richard Johnson

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