Monday, March 26, 2012

Wine Review: Colome` 2010 Estate Malbec, Argentina

Colome` is a red wine blend of 85% Malbec, 8% Tannat, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. This wine has a deep dark garnet color. The nose is filled with dark fruit aromas like blackberries, black cherries and raspberries. There is a floral aroma that smells like the cutting of a flower stem. I know this may seem strange, but it added a complexity to the nose. There are also some spice notes to round out the nose of this delightful wine. The palate has those same dark fruit flavors with a hint of cocoa and tobacco to create structure, and those spice notes that are found in the finish. This is serious Malbec, one that could rival a Cabernet Sauvignon with its depth of color, mouth feel and structure. I would pair this wine with a steak, gourmet burger stuffed with aged cheddar or rosemary compound butter, duck, aged cheddar or Cahill Porter Cheese. Note: This wine was a sample provided by the Hess Family SRP $30.00

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