Province: SaltaAmalaya Malbec Blend 2014
Subregion: Calchaqui Valley
Grapes: 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah
Aging: 25% aged 10 months in used French oak
Shades of flavor overlap on the same palette, as aromas of red plum and tire rubber initially turn brighter in the mouth, like crisp nectarines, then darken again towards the finish, with a final note of heavily roasted espresso. The blend has just enough malbec to label itself “malbec”, but the extra structure added by the mixing grapes is plainly evident, particularly the spikiness of the syrah.