Malbec tasting at Jan Olav's

Majorstua, Oslo

Tasted May 2, 2014 by asheio with 321 views

Introduction

Tasting of 8 Malbec's from both old and new world

Flight 1 (8 notes)

Red
N.V. Azienda Agricola San Martino Malbec Veneto IGT Italy, Veneto, Veneto IGT
73 points
Ruby color. Paint, tobacco and cherry on the nose. Light body, not very much fruit on the palate. The acidity (added?) is not well integrated. Short.
Red
2012 Bodega Vistalba Malbec Tomero Argentina, Mendoza
79 points
Mauve/red color. Burned rubber, meat and blackberry liqueur on the nose. Smooth, dark berries on the palate, some alcohol in the finish. A bit unbalanced.
Red
2011 Odfjell Malbec Orzada Chile, Curico Valley, Lontué Valley
82 points
Dark color, like ink. Meat, dark berries and peppermint on the nose. Medium body. Quite moderate fruit on the palate, not what you would expect from the nose. A bit short finish, good amount of tannins.
Red
2009 Château La Reyne Cahors Le Prestige France, Southwest France, Cahors
85 points
Dark mauve. Rustic and warm nose, with meat, iron/rust and some medicine. Smooth and pure on the palate, with lots of tannins. On day 3 the fruit is more appearant, especially on the nose.
Needs further storage or lots of air.
Paired very well with a casserole.
Red
1999 Château Gautoul Cahors Commanderie de Padirac France, Southwest France, Cahors
87 points
Developed color, a bit unclear. Rustic nose with meat, dried fruit and furniture polish. Smooth, but still a good amount of tannins. Fleshy style.
Red
2006 Château Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Tradition France, Southwest France, Cahors
87 points
Dark mauve color. Warm nose with forest fruit and some sweet spice from the oak. Smooth on the palate, with nice fruit.
Improves further on day 2.
Red
2004 Bodega Weinert Malbec Argentina, Mendoza
89 points
Dark red color. Rustic nose with flesh, some chemical notes, dark berries and dried fruit. Nice dark fruit on the palate. Smooth, dry and a long finish. Good amount of tannins. Very well balanced.
Red
2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta Historic Rows Argentina, Mendoza
89 points
Very dark and tight color. Flashy and massive aroma. Dried fruit and leather. Full-bodied and smooth, with massive, dark fruit on the palate. Good amount of tannins. Some alcohol in the finish.
Very young now.
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