Monday, June 14, 2010
2005 Altitude 1050 Malbec
2005 Altitude 1050, Malbec, Mendoza
Color: Dark red-purple, translucent, not too dark.
Nose: Deep dark fruit, like blackberry jam with very distinguished nose of vanilla, black pepper, and tiny amount of graphite. Alcohol nicely concealed.
Taste: Balanced jammy fruit. Blackberry jam continuing from the nose. Spiciness like green peppercorns, vanillin, and a touch of heat.
Density: Medium bodied.
Finish: Medium 30 seconds.
Notes: Balanced malbec. A little darker fruit than Catena. Loads of oak, the vanilla is pretty dominant which is stylistic of Rolland. Alcohol well concealed. Not inky, alcohol 13.5% which is
nice for new world malbec's.
Rating: 90 (GV89-91) $19.99