Trapiche Malbec 2015
🏛 This beauty is all the way from Argentina 🇦🇷. Trapiche is one of the award winning wineries in Argentina and famous for Malbec and its varieties. With the history of more than 130 years, Trapiche was one of the first wineries to get international reputation, specially in Paris.
👀 Really deep and dense ruby. In bright light, violet reflections on the ring. Tears are strong and many in number. Clearly significant ABV.
👃🏼 Strong on nose. Amazing and complex aroma even from a distance. Clearly over ripen and black fruits. Black berries, plum and warm ripen grapes. Secondary, yet noticeable aroma of french oak, tobacco and black pepper. No floral but good herbs. Little tartness in the aroma too. Really complex.
👅 Very well rounded, fleshy and mouthful. Good fruit extract and definitely requires decanting. Tannins are balanced, well structured and gives a good feel. 13.5 ABV, this one is almost full-bodied with an off-dry sweetness factor. Balanced, medium-low acidity, but bold. Clear notes of vanilla, oak, tobacco, dark chocolate, black current, black cherries, black berries. Tannins were not that grippy, nicely handled.
🍽 Try it with semi-hard cheese, well-done lamb with a thick sauce. For contrasting pairing, try it with heavy chicken salads with lemon zest and white sauce.