2011 Valle de Uco Malbec
Dark as night
We don’t often bring you Malbecs, but when we do, they are wines that have blown us away. That’s absolutely the case with today’s 93 Pt. Bodega Atamisque 2011 Valle de Uco Malbec.
Today’s wine is a super, midnight dark red in the glass, a clear sign of the richly layered flavors to come. Almost voluptuous flavor notes of deep blackberry, sweet plum, and dusty summer earth leap out of the glass to greet you, with the intense and layered flavor profile a clear sign of the high-elevation mountain fruit that went into today’s wine.
Today’s wine + charcoal grill + meat of your choice = a recipe for a PERFECT summer evening. Cheers!
Super dark, inky plum, nearly to a perfectly opaque black.
Rich and deeply layered, with ripe dark berries mingling with aged leather, dusty summer earth, fresh violets, toasty dark baking spices, and pipe tobacco.
Lush, almost voluptuous flavors slowly cascade across your palate after your first sip. Notes of blackberry and sweet plum shine through, joined by hints of black licorice, saddle leather, espresso bean, dark chocolate, and sweet tobacco leaf.
Incredibly elegant and intense in the same moment, with fantastic structure and well integrated tannins. Please decant for the best drinking experience.
Sage-rubbed beef tenderloin, grilled on charcoal with mesquite wood chips to add a slight smoky complexity to the dish.
What the Winery Says
- Philippe Caraguel
- 93 Points - Robert Parker
- Mendoza, Argentina
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Malbec
- 14 months in 100% French oak
- Vineyard Elevation
- 4,270 feet
- Vineyard Age
- 80 years old