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2009 Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec

January 15, 2011

2009 Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec

2009 Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec


Let me preface this post with a little information: I love Malbec. It’s one of my absolute favorite varietals, and I dream about some day making a pilgrimage to Argentina to learn more about it. In the meantime, however, I have to rely on the information provided by Terlato Wines International, the good people who bring the Tamari wines to us here in the United States. They tell me that the Tamari Malbec is grown in a poor and stony soil with warm temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night. I don’t know how or why, but this combination translates into a bottle that does a pretty good job demonstrating everything I love about Malbec.


The Tamari Reserva is a medium purple color with a fruity nose which is pleasantly reminiscent of a spicy hot cocoa – milk chocolate, vanilla, with cinnamon and clove. It hit my mouth big, juicy, fruity, and incredibly balanced. Not too much tannin, not too much alcohol, not too much oak. It has a lingering finish, still fruity and spicy.

This wine would pair well with a thin-crust vegetable pizza, or with sharper cheeses like Asiago or Romano. You can also drink it by itself on a cold winter night and let it help warm you up.

According to Snooth this bottle is generally priced at around $11 to $14. I think it would be a bargain at twice the price. Salud!

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