Bodegas Escorihuela 2012 '1884' Reservado Malbec - 88pts

Bodegas Escorihuela 2012 '1884' Reservado Malbec (Mendoza) Argentina

: BCLDB Stores
Cost: $16.99
Alcohol: 13.7%
Date Tasted: March 14th, 2014

Tasting Notes: There's a warm smokiness on the nose of this Malbec that envelopes the blue fruit, mocha and light spice aromas while hints of vanilla and oak poke through the fog adding impressive depth and complexity for this price point.

The palate is very modern with approachable berry fruit, vibrant acidity and enough residual sugar to add body and texture - happily, just a scosche of sweetness. Pepper and grapefruit peel flavours linger on the moderate-plus finish. A match for sweet'n'spicey BBQ ribs if ever there was one. Drink now-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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