Malbec

Water Wheel Vineyards, “Memsie” 2004

by Tim Elliott on June 1, 2006

Water Wheel Vineyards, “Memsie”, Bendigo, Australia 2004 ($17) – An interesting blend of 83% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Malbec. Garnet in color with black cherry, current and spice aromas. Plum, black pepper and spice flavors finishing with dusty tannins. Delicious and a great value. Score: 9/10

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Ladera, Malbec, Napa Valley 2002

by Tim Elliott on August 7, 2005

Ladera, Malbec, Napa Valley 2002 ($38) – Dark ruby color, black cherry and pepper aromas with smooth blackberry flavors. Very nicely done. Score: 8.5/10

Winecast 24 – Malbec

by Tim Elliott on May 23, 2005

Today’s podcast focuses on another Bordeaux blending variety: Malbec. I also talk about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening up interstate wine shipments to more states and follow up on the wine and food matching challenge from Winecast 22.

Wines reviewed:

Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($10)
Bodega Norton, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($8)
Finca El Portillo, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($13)

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