Mile High's Wine of the Week: May 18th
Amalaya Malbec 2015
Regular Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $9.99
Sale End: 5/21/2017
Score: 91 Points Robert Parker & 90 Points Wine Spectator
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There’s nothing like the Front Range in the Springtime, is there? We know you’re itching to head home and ride out this last snowstorm of the season. So, swing by the shop this evening on your way back from the day’s errands and snag a few bottles of our “Wine of the Week”, the 2015 Amalaya Malbec. This dense and hearty red is sure to warm you right up on a chilly evening. The nose is dark and sultry with an overarching smoky note that carries with it hints of anise oil, double chocolate cookies, tar, and grilled bread. One sip and you’ll find that the palate delivers what the nose promises with intense flavors of crushed blackberries, kirsch liqueur, black olive, and even a hint of espresso. The wine becomes more full bodied as it breathes and opens up further with decanting revealing powerful layers of pipe tobacco, tar, and granitic soil. Tannin, while present on the finish, isn’t aggressive. Instead it seems to give this high altitude Malbec a sense of symmetry and tension, making it feel much more serious than most ten dollar reds. Having a bottle of Amalaya tonight is sure to make you smile but don’t stop there. This impressive, 91 point effort is still very much on the evolutionary upswing and should continue to drink well over the next 2 or 3 years.
Food Pairing:A big smoky Malbec like the 2015 Amalaya will pair up remarkably well with just about anything off the grill this Spring and Summer. But if you’re in the mood for something a little different then try it with a piece of dark chocolate cake. I think you’ll flip when you see just how well the tannin and acidity in the wine manages to cut through the fat and sweetness of the cake. And, of course, the chocolaty nuances in the Malbec will really start to become evident when you set it alongside real chocolate in the cake. Either way, we think this wine is a stunning value and will serve you well no matter what you do with it.
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This price expires 5/21/2017 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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