Bodega Colomé Amalaya 2010 – Smooth, Sophisticated and Sultry

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75% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Tannat from Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina.

SRP of $17 and available for as low as $11.49.

From the bottle:

“Amalaya translates as hope for a miracle, reflecting the spirit of indigenous people living at extreme altitudes in the Calchaqui Valley. Here in this high desert micro-climate, Amalaya wines capture a unique expression of Argentina, reflected in every glass. Malbec is our maestro, accompanied by a supporting cast of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat, all sourced from mountain vineyards reaching a mile above the valley floor, a brilliant ruby color leads to aromas of red cherries and raspberries, with flavors of red fruit, spice and hints of vanilla from aging in French oak, round, soft tannins lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

14.0% Alcohol”

The Bodega Colomé Amalaya has been a favorite of The Reverse Wine Snob ever since we tried the 2009 vintage. While technically a Malbec, it is really more of a blend as it just barely meets the 75% requirement to be labeled as a single varietal. Regardless, it is a delicious wine and so today we review the 2010 vintage.

The 2010 Bodega Colomé Amalaya begins with a great aroma of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, pepper, violet and a hint of oak. The wine tastes really delicious with a silky texture and well-integrated oaky spice. The primary flavors are black cherry, sweet mixed berries and a hint of tobacco. The addition of Cabernet, Syrah and Tannat takes this wine to the next level and adds an almost sultry dimension that you don’t find on a typical Malbec. Stock up on this one! And by the way, isn’t it wonderful when you find a wine that is consistently good vintage to vintage? I wish that happened more often!

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Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 8.5

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