January 23, 2014

Tomero Gran Reserva Malbec 2008

The Tomero label is one from the Carlos Pulenta portfolio from the Mendoza region of Argentina.  A country whose wine community has taken the French grape Malbec into their hearts and style loving souls. Argentine Malbec is usually generous with a soft juicy freshness and this one is no exception.

Ripe blueberry, black cherry, pepper, chocolate coated liquorice and warm spicy cloves waft from the glass.  It is full bodied, well balanced and long. For added interest, the rich warm spice and berries take on a lavender edge. It is very intense, complex and chewy enough to be a meal in itself.

It may be hard to find in Australia and as wines from Argentina are still finding their feet here.  Due to low quantities brought into the country the price may be a little steep for this wine. However a google search should come up trumps if you wish to find it.  I have seen it listed for more reasonable prices in the USA & UK (around $50 – 60), so if you are a stateside or British reader you may have better luck.

Date: October 2013   Price:  $   Value: $  Drink:  Now – 5+ years



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