Amalaya Amalaya Malbec 2018

Amalaya Amalaya Malbec 2018

 

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Amalaya
Amalaya Malbec 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Salta
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,1°
  • Grappes : 85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot

For centuries, farmers made offerings in hope for a miracle – as Amalaya translates in the local language – for a bountiful harvest. It is located at 1,800 meters above sea level, in the Calchaqui Valley, northwest of Argentina. The region stands out as one of the highest vineyards in the world, characterized by its dry climate with no more than 150 mm annual rainfall, with significant thermal amplitude; rocky and sandy soil.

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2018
TA Tim Atkin 91 2018
RP Robert Parker 89 2018
JS James Suckling 90 2017
DCT Decanter 90 2017
WS Wine Spectator 90 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings
Deep ruby red colour with purple edges. Intense fruity aromas of red berried, raspberries and floral notes with a touch of spice and chocolate. Well structured, fresh and fruity in the mouth with soft and rounded tannins. Finishes long and velvety.
The winery is situated in the Calchaquí Valley of Salta in the far north of Argentina at nearly 1,828 metres above sea level. It is a part of the Hess Family Estates and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates around the world. Amalaya has 220 hectares of land with approximately 35 hectares of Malbec, Torrontés, Cabernet Franc and Syrah in production, and another 90 hectares in development, which have been… Read more

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2018)
Herbal black fruit aromas are touched up by notes of earthy spice and cured meat. A prodding palate is both solid and tannic, while this Salta Malbec tastes of blackberry, dark plum, herbs and spices. A lush finish is equally stout, and overall you won’t find much fault in this. Hess Family Wine Estates.

Tim Atkin (TA) : 91 Points (2018)
Amalaya sources this wine from its Finca Las Mercedes in the Calchaqui Valleys, combining Malbec with 7.5% Tannat and 2.5% Petit Verdot. Richly coloured, juicy and aromatic, with just a touch of oak and supple, caressing tannins.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2018)
The grapey and juicy 2018 Malbec was a good representation of the varietal in the northern region of Salta, with intense aromas and pungent flavors. It's approachable and has very fine tannins, a dry finish and a nice texture. In reality, it also contains 10% Tannat and 5% Petit Verdot, but it can still be called Malbec. 695,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2018.

James Suckling (JS) : 90 Points (2017)
Violet extract, granite, oyster shell, nutmeg and pepper. Full body, juicy, grainy tannins and a fruity finish.

Decanter (DCT) : 90 Points (2017)
A blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot. A refreshing expression, layers of pure cherry flavours and notes of spices and violets. The texture is tender and creamy, with a cleansing acidity.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2015)
A fleshy red, with concentrated blackberry and dried blueberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Mineral and dark chocolate notes linger with hints of white pepper on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

Amalaya Gran Corte 2017
Amalaya Gran Corte 2017
Amalaya
Gran Corte 2017
RP
91
WS
88
VN
90
Opaque purple in colour with ruby tintstowards the rim.  Profound aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberries with spice notes and touches of mint.  On the…
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Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2018
Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2018
Amalaya
Torrontes Riesling 2018
RP
89
WS
88
Intense gold in colour with tints of green. On the nose this wine is intense and complex with aromas of citrus and grapefruit typical of Torrontes. Delicate and silky on the palate with great freshness and crisp acidity on the distinctly mineral finish.
17,50 €
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Amalaya Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2016
Amalaya Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2016
Amalaya
Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2016

Iconic wine of the winery. Born from rocky, alluvial soils that provide its intense, luscious and memorable taste, which reflects the great potential of the Argentine northern region.

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Amalaya Amalaya Malbec 2018 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 28-02-2020 . Score: 4.5