2007 Salta Malbec
Malbec •Yacochuya and Quebrada de las Flechas Vineyards
Son of Malbec
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Today’s incredible wine is the rich, exuberant and delicious Lugosi Wines 2007 Salta Malbec.
Yes, that Lugosi.
Don’t let the fact that this is a celebrity wine deter you. This is serious Malbec from one of the world’s highest-elevation vineyards. It is, in fact, the finest Malbec we’ve ever featured.
This wine is very fragrant and full on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, smoky wild strawberry, dark spices, darkly toasted oak, mocha, pipe tobacco and black pepper.
On the palate, an explosion of dark rich flavors including stewed blackberry, smoky cherry, blueberry preserve, rich spice, cigar box, dark oak, black licorice, slate and cracked pepper.
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Here’s what the wine press has to say:
92 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine - “From old vines grown at an elevation of 7,000 feet, this wine honors its name in the fruit’s dark side, a thicket of black cherry flavors so dense and compressed that the strong acidity battles to prevail in the dark panorama.”
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast - “Earthy and leathery on first blush, with tobacco and jammy berry and bacony aromas. The palate is drawn and firm, with snappy wild berry flavors accented by softer earth notes and coconutty oak. Layered and chocolaty on the finish, with a good fade. 85% Malbec with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Darkest maroon, with a slightly opaque heart. Ruby highlights the edges, and the skinny tears that cling to the glass after a good swirl.
Black cherry, blackberry, smoky wild strawberry, dark spices, darkly toasted oak, mocha, pipe tobacco and black pepper.
Stewed blackberry, smoky cherry, blueberry preserve, rich spice, cigar box, dark oak, black licorice, slate and cracked pepper.
Extra extra long, with dark fruit flavors lasting almost as long as the earth and spice components. Overall very elegant, with medium tannins and a very plush mouth feel.
This dark and foreboding beast of a wine needs a dark beef roast or a grilled pepper-crusted steak - or something equally large.
What the Winery Says
- Rafael Domingo
- 85% Malbec
- 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 50% Malbec from Yacochuya Vineyards
- 35% Malbec from Quebrada de las Flechas Vineyards
- 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from Quebrada de las Flechas Vineyards
- 6.0 g/L
- 2.89 g/L
- 8 months
- French oak
- 1200 hand numbered bottles