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2011 Trapiche Broquel Malbec
July 17, 2014 - Norman Bentley
The wines from the Mendoza Province in Argentina have established themselves as value priced quality wines with a lot of character, with Malbec being a leader in the array. The 2011 Trapiche Broquel Malbec has a lot of character, and could pass for a much more expensive bottle than its modest price.
This Malbec opens with heady aromas laden with jammy dark fruit and bursting with the scent of blackberries. There are powerful flavors of blackberry and black cherry highlighted by herbal tones and a hint of pepper. The finish is filled with vanilla oak, soft tannins, and a socko fruit climax which sails on into the night. The wine has big fruit, pleasant acidity, and a lot of depth. The alcohol content is 14.5%.
We paired this big red with a nice rare fillet, fresh bread and a garden salad brimming with tomatoes. It was a nice combination. The Broquel would also make a good companion for venison or lamb. Norm's score is 89.
Price: $11 - $15
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