UVAS DEL SOL | Malbec | 2013
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Tonight we are going to review a wine that is often in the shadows, as it is a malbec wine – Malbec 2013 from Uvas del Sol. Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, malbec offers a great alternative to higher priced cabernet sauvignon or merlot wines, but it is mostly overseen as a grape variety that can make great wines. However, Argentina proved that there’s more to malbec variety than just value, as it can offer an unmatched complexity and elegance if produced in a new-world style, but more on that later, let’s now get directly to the tasting.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Deep but not opaque garnet color, with hints of purple towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with blue fruits: sour cherry, dried cherry, blue plum, blackberry, blueberry, black currant and some hints of overripe black raspberry. An instant later comes secondary and tertiary notes of red and black pepper, nutmeg, leather, oakwood and some subtle hints of forest floor and raw veal meat.
The wine is medium-dry, with high alcohol level, strong acidity and smooth tannin. It tastes wide, opulent and seedy, with a quite nuanced fruity accent . This is a lean, meallow and a bit angular wine, with a quite nuanced zestiness. The wine has a fair overall balance and a medium body.
It has a medium finish and an balanced, tart and seedy aftertaste.
This is definitely a great Wine of Argentina and the overall rating says the same, with 90.0 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Conclusion: this is a wine that is almost in its top form, clearly on the ascending slope, therefore several months of bottle ageing will do just fine. Its ripe tannins and mouth-watering acidity makes it an ideal pairing partner for any spicy or flavored meat dishes. We would recommend to try this wine alongside some spicy veal chops or a classic italian or argentine cold cuts board, as the latter one is a perfect pairing indeed. Enjoy.
WineStatistics tasting results:
UVAS DEL SOL
Malbec | 2013
grape: | malbec |
overall rating: | 90.0 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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