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Festivo Valle de Uco Mendoza Malbec – 2008 – 8.7 – James Melendez

This wine presents with notes of cranberry-cherry, slight spice and dried herbs, Brazil nut, black pepper and anise. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Gauchezco Mendoza Malbec – 2008 – 8.7 – James Melendez

This wine is a medium bodied wine with 14% alcohol.  This wine exhibits notes of red cherry, mild dark chocolate, pepper and sweet spices. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Doña Paula Mendoza Malbec – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Roasted assembly of berried fruit: blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry; encased with chocolate, smoke, bramble and freshly ground allspice. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2008 – 8.6 – James Melendez

One does not always think of Malbec and Chile but this is a good example of how this varietal can be grown in Chile and can have a unique signature.  This wine is distinctly different than Mendoza Malbecs but easily … Continue reading

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Llama Mendoza Old Vine Malbec – 2005 – 8.4 – James Melendez

A delightful rich and bold Malbec–plenty of herbaceous notes – fennel, anise and black pepper, cedar, field mushroom, chocolate, and blueberry.  This wine holds promise but unfortunately the synth cork was noticeable.  I would love to try this wine without … Continue reading

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Kaiken Mendoza Malbec – 2007 – 8.7 – James Melendez

This Malbec a slight notch down from it’s previous vintage;  A firm and bold wine; luxuriant tannins; notes give plum, blueberry, ground clove, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon and sandelwood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Santa Julia Reserve Mendoza Malbec – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Santa Julia Reserve Mendoza Malbec a classical Malbec; deep dark chocolate, truffle and cassis and from initial taste to finish are consistent through and through. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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