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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Anoro Malbec 2009 - Thank You Sir, May I Have Anoro?

Anoro Malbec 2009 - Thank You Sir, May I Have Anoro?
A full-bodied beauty crying out for a steak.

100% Malbec from Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina.

SRP of $25 and available for as low as $16.

From the bottle:
"Anoro in Spanish refers to the act of reminiscing or dreaming of a special time in one's past. For us, it means creating something that we once only dreamed of. Inspired by garagiste winemakers, we craft our vinos del garage in a new world style with old world tradition.

Our Malbec comes from high elevation vineyards nestled in the foothills of the Andes. These vines were planted in alluvial soils that are low in nutrients, forcing the development of extensive root systems and allowing the Malbec grape to adapt and thrive like nowhere else in the world.

14.5% Alcohol"
Today's wine comes from Vine Connections, the importers behind the excellent BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon. You may remember that wine ended up on our most recent Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 list, so we were eager to sample another from their portfolio. (And this won't be the last of their wines we cover -- we'll have plenty more to come from this specialist in Argentine wine.)

The 2009 Anoro Malbec begins with aromas of dark red fruit, vanilla, violets and lots of leather. Very nice and it gets even better with some air. This full-bodied wine tastes smooth and bold but it features a lot of oak so give it plenty of time to breathe. You'll also find lots of delicious black cherry flavors, a little vanilla that carries through from the bouquet and good firm tannins. This wine is crying out to be paired with a steak. The finish is dry with good length and the fruit turns a bit tangy.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 5
Overall Rating: 7.3


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