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Amalaya 2015 (Argentina: Salta)

Name Amalaya 2015
Varietal Malbec
Region Argentina: Salta
Notes "There is a smoky character that I believe comes from the skin of the grapes, which have a high impact from the sun—as with the higher altitude, the rays are much stronger and make grapes develop thicker skins. It made me think of a red from the Northern Rhône, mixing violets, bacon fat and great spiciness. The palate is medium-bodied with great freshness and intensity, terribly tasty. This is so easy to drink, it can be dangerous... One to buy by the case, and great for by-the-glass. 695,000 bottles produced." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"A fleshy red, with concentrated blackberry and dried blueberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Mineral and dark chocolate notes linger with hints of white pepper on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

Price

$16.99

Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 91 pts  
WS: 90 pts Smart Buys  
 
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
13.9 Full Medium

*
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter