Bodega Atamisque

2011 Valle de Uco Malbec

Malbec

Argentina: Mendoza

Offer Expired:Aug 09, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$39.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Super dark, inky plum, nearly to a perfectly opaque black.

Smell:

Rich and deeply layered, with ripe dark berries mingling with aged leather, dusty summer earth, fresh violets, toasty dark baking spices, and pipe tobacco.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Incredibly elegant and intense in the same moment, with fantastic structure and well integrated tannins. Please decant for the best drinking experience.

Pairing:

Sage-rubbed beef tenderloin, grilled on charcoal with mesquite wood chips to add a slight smoky complexity to the dish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Philippe Caraguel
Accolades
93 Points - Robert Parker
Appellation
Mendoza, Argentina
Fruit Variety
100% Malbec
Cooperage
14 months in 100% French oak
Vineyard Elevation
4,270 feet
Vineyard Age
80 years old
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 09, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$39.00
Avg. Price
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