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2011 Tapiz Malbec Alta Colección

Posted by on July 3, 2018

I recently inherited a small collection of red wines, most of which have a few years on them.  They were stored we

Tapiz Malbec Alta

ll in a cool, dark place in an old cellar.  Most of these wines were gifted to the owner who didn’t drink many reds, as white is the preferred house vino.  I opened the Tapiz Malbec, Alta Colección, and served it with grilled pork chops and asparagus.  We were quite impressed!

I don’t consider this an expensive wine, as the retail is between $14 and $18 US.  Most of the Malbec offerings at this level are decent, nothing too exciting.  Perhaps I never gave them enough time!  The nose was promising, like that of an aged Merlot perhaps.  Leathery, dusty, a bit of oaky cherry.  First sip was very soft and full of velvety goodness.  Any of those grippy, grapy, tannins have subsided, leaving a nice black fruity feel.

Better still was with a bit of time in the glass, a bright red fruit appeared.  This stayed for a bit, then gave way to the softer side once again.  This is something I usually experience with more pricy offering.  Quite interesting and rare at this price level.

I will try a current vintage and compare with this one.  If it feels tannic and tight, I will cellar a few for 5 plus years.  It is cellar-worthy and a real deal at this price!

T-Scale rating:  91 points.  Tastes and acts like a much more expensive bottle.

Great scores from many other reviewers.  Other notes here

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