Red

2014 Bodega Amalaya Malbec

Malbec

  • Argentina
  • Salta
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • epiphany Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 24, 2017 - Needs an hour decant. Nice wine. Will buy again.

  • Keeping It Real wrote: 86 points

    May 6, 2017 - Whoa much diff nose than the other bunch. There a freshness on the nose. Big wood finish. 5800 ft above sea level.

  • kenito799 wrote: 87 points

    December 31, 2016 - Fresh and spicy malbec, nice.

  • twfwinedude wrote:

    November 30, 2016 - No huge flaws, but it didn't strike me as being as good as bottles that I've had from other vintages. Only had one glass, (highly unusual behavior for me) so we'll see if it is any better the second day.

  • NapaWinePonce wrote: 84 points

    July 6, 2016 - Heavy stinky sulfur for hours after opening, despite vigorous in-bottle agitation and Vinturi and swirling.

    In a narrow window several hours later, some borderline enjoyable qualities (fruit, complex tannins) emerged to compete with the unpleasant chemical attributes.

    The next day the sulfur was gone, but any interesting attributes left with it.

    No flaws, but no redeeming features to justify the mid-teens price.

    Not sure how RP justified giving this 500,000 case factory product 90 points.

    It's not bad for industrial wine, but not anything more than 'Meh, OK' for the QPR.

    A shame, because the wine has such a nice jaunty blue bottle and good story ("mile high vines blah blah").

    Don't bring this to dinner unless you have 5-6 hours to let it breathe.

    Amalaya should cut yields (to deliver on the promised "intense flavor concentration"), irrigate less (to deliver on the promised "uncommon depth"), and decide if this fence-sitting wine is intended to deliver pure Malbec varietal or a nice blend (by keeping >95% Malbec or adding more Cab/Syrah).

    Another villain in the growing Safeway rouges gallery of rip-off wines, but the least offensive of the bunch.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Amalaya
  • Varietal Malbec
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Salta
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  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 24 (39%)
  • Consumed 38 (61%)

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