Wine.com 90 - The 2016 Amalaya Malbec delivers beautifully-ripened blue and black fruit aromas and flavors. A hint of dried earth and chalky minerality keep in it the realm of fine food pairing wine. Try it with grilled short ribs and see why Malbec and beef work so well together.
In Salta's high desert, Amalaya vineyards begin a mile above sea level, far above the Calchaqui Valley floor. For centuries, farmers made offerings in hope for a miracle - as Amalaya translates in the local language - for a bountiful harvest. Extreme conditions stress the sustainably farmed vines, delivering fruit of intense flavor concentration and uncommon depth. Rich red fruits and a hint of spice, balanced with approachable tannins, make Amalaya enjoyable on its own or with a variety of bold dishes.
Brilliant ruby color with violet edges. Strawberries, raspberries and ripe fruit with touch of pepper and spices aromas. In mouth, flavors of red fruit, spice and hints of vanilla from aging in French oak. Round, soft tannins lead to a delicate, lingering finish.
Lithe and rich this is an excellent value out of Argentina.