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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cellar Notes: Trapiche Vineyards Malbec 2019

Date Wine Consumed: 4/21/2020                                       Type: Red Still

Country: Argentina                     State/Region: Mendoza

Brand Name: Trapiche

Vintage: 2019                              Alcohol %: 13%               Price: $5.95

Grape Varietal: Malbec

Had Where: Home

        Clarity: Clear
        Brightness: Dull?
        Concentration: Medium?
        Red Wine Color: Garnet

        Describe: Cherry, raspberry, red fruit, tobacco, smoky, oak, band-aid/iodine

        Body: Medium, on the lighter end
        Sweetness: Dry
        Fruit(s): Plum?
        Fruit Condition: Ripe? Baked? Jammy?
        Acidity: Mouth Watering
        Tannins: Smooth
        Other Information: First few sips tasted like cigarettes

        Aftertaste: Medium
        Finish: Medium
        Balanced/Unbalanced: Balanced

What types of food/cuisine would you recommend with this wine: Grilled meats, Buffalo tofu bites, chips with a roasted tomato salsa, jalapeno kettle chips, savory crackers, salty cheeses

Your Rating: 6.5/10
        Reason: The cigarette smell/taste was a bit off putting, but drinkable

Additional Notes: Screw cap, don’t need to look for a bottle opener. Purchased from Empire Wine.

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