Trivento, Golden Reserve Malbec 2013, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A reserve malbec with structure, character and nice cheek bones.
This purple colored malbec has a nose of blackberry preserve, black plum, strawberry, and red cherry with underlying notes of vanilla, nutmeg and clove.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied red is medium-plus-to-high in tannin with structure and complexity along the entire length of the taste.
On the attack the wine begins with fruit followed quickly by tannin elements that trail through to a long dry finish.
The tertiary aging qualities show ahead of the fruit, unlike the majority of Argentinean malbec fruit bombs which can tend to border on the one-dimensional.
A fine reserve malbec, and perhaps even a bit more refined than its 2012 vintage – a fave to pair with Indian food.
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 lovely red fruit aromas and silky tannins make way for a flood of sensations on the palate.
Importer: Excelsior Wine Company, Old Brooksville, New York
Tasting Date: April 3, 2016
This wine was submitted for review.