Trumpets Blaring

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Pasternak Wine Imports

This wine has it all for $8. I don’t drink much Malbec from Argentina. I often find them to be just a bit too brash and wild for my taste. However, this Malbec had everything I like about Malbec and a great price tag! The 2007 Trumpeter Malbec retails for about $8, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I got pencil lead, plum, blackberry, black fruit, earth, black raspberry, and spice. The fruit seemed bright and fresh.  In the mouth I got black cherry, spice, graphite, earth, black fruit, plum, and other dark fruits. This inky, dark wine delivered a dark, dense body in the mouth and a nose I wouldn’t to keep smelling, all for $8.

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One Response

  1. I like the 07’s better than the 08’s. I wouldn’t think of ripe Argentine Malbec as something very affected by vintage (especially the $8 stuff), but I’ve noticed the 08’s to be really tart. Cooler vintage, perhaps?

    Hope you’re spitting these wines out :)

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