Saturday, June 22, 2013

Finca El Origin Gran Reserva Malbec 2010, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is made with 95% Malbec, and the remainder of 3% Bonarda of 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in a supporting role, maturation in French oak barrels for 12 months. The alcohol coming in at 15%.

A very pretty nose on this Malbec, with aromas of blueberry, dark plum, currants, violet, light cedar and baking spices. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with delicious forward fruit and spices, well balanced by fresh acidity and firm tannins. This wines finish is long, spicy and very flavourful. I find that in this vintage, this Malbec shows a leaner more restrained style than the last few vintages, but I have to commend them on moving to a much lighter bottle. Definitely better for the environment and the bottom line I am sure. This wine should appeal widely, strongly recommended. Score 90 points.

Purchased June 22, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (65425) at $21.95

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