Trivento Malbec Reserve 2013, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: This malbec pleases on multiple notes.
First, the nose. The fruity nose is a pleasure to take in before sipping. The first taste does not disappoint. The taste starts with loud luscious fruit and ends with a whisper making you want to reload your palette to enjoy another taste.
Like many malbecs, this wine is deep purple in color. It delivers, and is a standout from the middle of the pack. This wine is easy to drink, but I wouldn’t recommend it to my sister it she were on a date (i.e., 14% alcohol).
Bottle Note: Trivento takes its name from three wines: Polar, Zonda, and Sudestada. The God of the Winds, Eolo, capriciously summons the winds that make Mendoza such a distinctive winegrowing region. A bright carmine red whose plum and raspberry jam aromas mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the 6 months aged in French oak barrels. Well balanced, Trivento Reserve Malbec exhibits sweet tannins and a velvety finish.
Tasting Date: March 2015