Check out our latest Costco pick!
100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $16 and available at Costco for $11. Imported by Universal Wine Network.
From the bottle:
"Broquel means shield and symbolizes a family's heritage. Originally, the grapes were sourced from the vineyards surrounding the winery, but nowadays, our winemakers choose the best terroirs for each variety to elaborate these outstanding wines. The ultra-premium Broquel range shows fruit concentration at its best.
The grapes were hand harvested in the last week of March from high altitude vineyards of over 15 years of age. After a careful elaboration process including a long maceration, the wine was aged in oak barrels during 15 months. The wine shows a beautiful balance of ripe tannins and a long finish. To be enjoyed now or leave 4 to 5 years cellaring.
The 2010 Trapiche Broquel Malbec begins with pleasant aromas of blackberry, plum, coffee and dark chocolate. Tasting the wine reveals a really solid, tasty and relatively complex Malbec. Blackberry, licorice and toasty oak combine with some nice spice that lasts into the long finish and resolves into lingering coffee notes. This wine is probably still a bit young as it is fairly tannic at this point -- I enjoyed it quite a bit now but I'm guessing it'll be even better in a year or two. Definitely a step up from your standard Malbec.
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