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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2012 – A Maximally-Acceptable Malbec

Trivento, Golden Reserve Malbec 2012, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina, Wine Casual

Trivento, Golden Reserve Malbec 2012, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Tasting Note: This malbec should be on every Indian restaurant’s wine list.

Ruby-colored with a nose of late-harvest raisins, macerated black plum, and cinnamon baking spice, the wine would pair well with aromatic spicy dishes.

Aromas on the nose continue to the palate with light tannin that does not overwhelm.

Trivento has produced a delicate juicy malbec that shows the best of the grape without exaggeration on any one particular style or flavor axis.

This is a maximally-acceptable malbec for mixed company from a major producer likely to be found on many a wine store shelf.

Bottle Note: Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec is a legacy of traditions passed down from generation to generation and expresses the passions of everyone involved in the vineyards’ labours. Hand-selected grapes are then transformed into a concentrated garnet-red wine whose lively red fruit aromas and silky tannins make way for a flood of sensations on the palate.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $21
Alcohol: 14.5%
Importer: Excelsior Wine & Spirits, Old Brookville, New York
Tasted: ABCs of South America Dinner with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, City Winery Event NYC
Tasting Date: October 2015