This wine was a surprise to me. I expected this Malbec to be heavier and spicier for some reason. All I really knew about Argentinian Malbecs is that they pair well with beef. When I opened the bottle, I got a strong whiff of Luden’s cherry cough drops which is not a bad thing. The wine was deep purple when poured but when swirled in the glass looked a lot like liquid candied apple. It had lots of red fruit and spice. I really liked this wine and it was a terrific value. This is one I’ll look for again.
Now let’s hear from someone more experienced, namely, Mywinepal.com, who tasted the wine in June of 2021:
Appearance: Opaque ruby in the glass and showing tears on the sides of the glass with swirling.
Nose: Ripe blackberries and black plums, along with some red fruit, smokiness, sweet spices and oak aromas. No change in aromas with decanting.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, very silky and smooth with light acidity and soft, fine-grained tannins. Nutmeg, ripe red and black fruit, juicy blackberry, and black pepper flavours. Some bright tones as well. You get more black fruit and less red fruit flavours with decanting, and a little less black pepper.
Finish: Medium length finishing with black pepper, black fruit, and tarriness.
Continuing from Mywinepal.com: With the heatwave we are experiencing in BC, and specifically in Vancouver, I decided to open a bottle of Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018 and pair it with grilled steak, vegetables, and salads. This bottle of Malbec comes from Argentina, which some say is the best place to grow Malbec grapes. Let me give you my tasting notes, plus a few brief comments on the steak pairing.
No need to decant this wine, but saving a sip for the next day is not a problem either.
Rating: – A medium intensity nose with ripe blackberries, and a mix of red and black fruit flavours. Medium body, silky with medium acidity and soft fine tannins. Lots of juicy blackberries and black fruit, along with black pepper, and some tarriness on the finish.
TERRAZAS MALBEC RESERVA 2018