90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($16) Medium ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, licorice and crushed pepper show a lightly roasted quality that is enticing. Rich, intense and seamless, with a penetrating sweetness to the black fruit and smoked meat flavors. This, too, is impressively deep for the price. Finishes rich and long, with sweet tannins and a note of roasted chestnut.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
PRICE IS RIGHT!
FOR MONEY HARD TO BEAT!
Great flavors on opening. Black fruits. Nice balance. Aroma dies too quickly.
loads of promise
This already-full-bodied malbec opens w a blast of dark fruit aroma and even before having a chance to breath, it offers a welcoming depth and sillky pluminess with just the tiniest hint of astringency. At 3y it is fully drinkable right now--with a blue cheese tart to begin or as a respectful dance partner to a roast duck pizza. I am sure that it will even more pleasing in the next year or three--if we can keep it that long! ;)
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nice wine good taste
I found this Malbec to be an excellent, full bodied wine. Very pleasant aftertaste. Fruity, with a hint of spice/peppar. I highly recommend this wine.
A superb wine at a price that was a steal !!!!!!!!!
vina alicia malbec
surprisingly good value
This was a terrific purchase especially for the price (under $15/bottle) This wine went from good to very, very good when given sufficient time to breathe.
This was an outstanding wine that I found while visiting Seattle of all places. Simply a treat and enjoyed sharing with good friends. Full, rich and very smooth.
This one is a bit heavy. Good with beef or lamb. Flavors are ok.
Unforunately this was a dissapointing experience. Not only did I have to wait over two months to get the wine (I know you said it was because of the hot weather, but there are ways to safely ship wine, Like a local merchant does (cools the wine, packs in styrofoam, and ships ups or fedex)
I was even mor disappointed when I tasted the wine. It was not bad, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I do a Terazzas, or Los Almos (not even the reserve) that I buy locally for $10 a bottle plus a 10% discount on a case....a bit dissappointing.
As an aside, your policy of charging customers as soon as the order is submitted, rather tha when the order is shipped (like most respected on line merchants, is a bit of a put off.
Undrinkably dense and primary. Some promising aromatics hint at a nice future in the far distance. Far too early to rate.
MEDIOCRE AT BEST. BUT FOR THE PRICE WHAT DO YOU EXPECT.
Don't always believe the seller...
This was listed as "one of the best value malbecs we've seen"....if this is the best, I just can't imagine how bad the rest must have been. I tested a bottle of a case that arrived this week. Nasty is a word I would suggest is appropriate. You would get a better Malbec in the gallon jars at CVS phamacy....
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
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The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina.
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