Friday, June 21, 2013

Review: ***+ $$ Three Thieves The Show Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Mendoza, Argentina, the prototypical home for malbec; today we are sampling a showy offering called "The Show".

Original tasting and review : This is Three Thieves The Show Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011, finished at 14.1% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep red/magenta, almost opaque in the center of the glass.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold, translucent blue/black fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be rich and potent, perhaps bright.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, aromatic and bold, showing some chocolate, creamy deep blueberry fruit, with a vibrant yet fully clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars with a big plus for classy pleasure on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Good value.  Nears the four star category.

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