Domaine Bousquet, Malbec 2017, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: An Argentinean malbec with bright, just-ripened, black-fruit flavors that highlight the floral aspects of the grape.
Whereas some malbecs are overripe and too heavy, this malbec shows the lighter side of the grape.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of fresh black plum, blackberry puree, kirsch, and violet.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied malbec delivers fruity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, velvety, medium-plus tannin.
The wine has midpalate complexity, a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and completes with a medium-plus finish.
Great to pair with grilled meats, and to stick in the refrigerator and take out after 30 minutes for summer barbeques or porch sitting.
Bottle Note: Domaine Bousquet combines the know-how of French winemaking with Argentina’s exceptional climate and terroir. The vineyard is located at the foothills of the Andes, at 1200 m.a.s.l. Its thermal amplitude contributes to obtaining fully ripened grapes with an excellent acidity. The grapes are handpicked, and the vineyard is certified organic. This wine has rich, intense blackberry aromas with spicy black pepper note, black currant, and cassis. The palate reveals an elegant personality with layers of red and black fruits and silky tannins. This wine pairs well with red meat, sauces, cheese and pasta.
Importer: WISD LLC, Miami, Florida
Tasting Date: July 1, 2018
This wine was submitted for review.