An exploration of wine

863. Terrazas de los Andes, Las Compuertas Single Vineyard Malbec Mendoza, 2010

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The 3rd tasting in Mendoza was at Terrazas, where we were also staying. Not only was the discussion with Gustavo, one of the winemaking team, very informative, but also we had the chance to taste this. The Single Vineyard range are the top wines, and Las Compuertas (note: “Comportass” pronunciation) Malbec was lovely – dense and complex, yet with fresh acidity. Black colour with a ruby / purple rim. Brooding, spicy black fruit. Subtle oak spice. Slightly dusty. Smoky & complex. Full body, with rich smoky dark fruit. Dense, deep and long. But with a streak of refreshing acidity that holds balance, and keeps this appetising…

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