SRP of $15 and widely available for $12. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Malbec fell in love with the South.
In Argentina’s Andean foothills, Malbec chanced upon a generous terroir where it could attain its tremendous potential. Adding Bonarda and Syrah, which also express a distinctive character in these lands, Trivento winemakers created the complex and elegant Amado Sur.
Today, April 17th, has been dubbed “World Malbec Day”. Why Malbec needs its own day, I’m not sure as this is a variety that you can open up everyday of the year and be quite happy. Nevertheless, a marketing department somewhere came up with this brilliant idea and so we will gladly humor them.
We’ve covered a Malbec from Trivento before and it came away with a Bulk Buy rating: Trivento Reserve Malbec 2011 – Your New Rich, Spicy and Smooth House Red. Today’s wine is a step up from the Trivento Reserve in cost, and after tasting the wine we have to conclude that it is worth it.
The 2011 Trivento Amado Sur Malbec begins with an aromatic and enticing nose that grabs you as you pour the first glass. The primary aromas include red and black berries, baking spice, a bit of licorice and even a hint of chocolate. Tasting the wine reveals lots of rich, luscious, delicious fruit. This wine has a really wonderful mouthfeel with flavors of dark berry and nice layers of spice. It ends with a long, fruit filled finish with dry grippy tannins. An excellent choice for #MalbecWorldDay or any other day for that matter!