Polkura, Malbec 2012, Marchigue, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Tasting Note: While not generally known for producing malbec, this malbec from Chile gives Argentina a run for its money.
Deep-intensity purple in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black cherry, baked red plum, black currant and clove and cinnamon spice.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied malbec shows the red and black fruit flavors suggested on nose supported by ripe yet-grippy-medium-plus tannin which runs throughout the length of the taste.
The wine is medium in acidity, with mid-palate complexity and balance between the fruit and tannin components that ultimately complete with a slightly chalky, raspberry-infused finish.
An impressive malbec that benefits from fine winemaking.
Bottle Note: At the beginning of the summer in 2008, the Polkura Hill suffered a bush fire, threatening our vineyard and getting very close to the area where our malbec is planted. Thanks to many neighbors, a disaster was avoided. Although a malbec component always had been used in previous years for the Polkura Syrah blend, we felt that after this even this great malbec deserved to be bottled on its own. The wine has not been filtered in order to preserve its original character. Decanting this wine is highly recommended to avoid sediments. Especially limited production of 555 cases.
Importer: Classic Wines, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: March 1, 2017