2011 Reserva Malbec
Malbec •Makia Estate
Today’s Makia Estate 2011 Reserva Malbec hails from the Uco Valley, arguably Argentina’s most up-and-coming wine region. But after tasting today’s gem, this region won’t be a secret for much longer!
The vineyard from which this wine hails sits at 4000’ elevation, resulting in a wine driven by dark fruits and spice, with a touch of terroir and mineral characteristics. On the finish, a playful pop of acidity takes this Malbec to another level entirely.
For those ready to jump up in class from the traditional Malbec, today’s Makia Estate Reserva is the one for you!
A deep, inky, nearly midnight satin at the heart of the glass. The wine is almost perfectly opaque at the core.
Incredibly aromatic and well rounded, with sweet fruit notes of roasted plum and blackberry overtop dark chocolate, sweet tobacco leaf, clove, lavender, and a touch of minerality.
Flavors of stewed blackberry, raspberry, and black cherry greet you initially and are quickly trailed by oiled leather, fresh berry bramble, slight mocha dust, sweet tobacco, violet, and a lovely hint of graphite minerality.
Plush and elegant on entry, with a fantastic pop of acidity, this complex wine lingers at the finish, with the dark fruit slowly fading to a touch of minerality at the very end.
Moroccan spiced tagine with lamb, dried fruit, and cinnamon.
What the Winery Says
- Luke Branzanti
- Mendoza, Argentina
- Makia Estate Vineyards
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Malbec
- 14 months in French oak