iYellow’s Trapiche tasting with the winemaker Sergio Eduardo Casé and Carla Castorina
Wines tasted September 2014
iYellow Wine Club organized tasting of two Trapiche’s wines, one tasting of an unoaked “PURE” Malbec took place at TOCA Bistro within Ritz-Carlton and was paired with hard cheese, sirloin steak appetizer and chocolate; for the second tasting of “Extravaganza” we relocated to ‘The Cave’ and was paired with Frog legs, Duck Tongue Tacos and Chocolate covered Crickets – prepared by SLICED
The 2013 Trapiche Pure Malbec, sourced from foothill vineyards in Uco valley and crafted without any use of oak, has attractive aromas of earthy blackberry and black cherry on the nose and blackberry, red currant and subtle stems on the palate. It is a full bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with refreshing acidity, refined/dusty tannins and a medium finish. This is a food friendly wine that goes well with hard cheese or steak; drink now and for the next few years (composite cork enclosure). My impression: quite NICE, 89 pts – recommended for its quality and value – excellent complexity rarely found in unoaked wines and should find its place to many cellars for short term cellaring.
RECOMMENDED Score 89 pts. $15.95 LCBO 370924
The 2013 Trapiche Extravaganza, composed of 55% Malbec, 35% Bonarda and 10% Syrah that briefly saw French Oak, has intense notes of vanillin, oak, black cherry and blackberry on the nose and black cherry and sweet vanilla on the palate. It is a medium to full bodied, off-dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, grippy tannins and a medium to long finish that tends to gum up the palate. This is an easy-drinking party wine that goes down better with food; drink short term (composite cork enclosure). Rated 85 pts.
Score 85 pts. $15.95 LCBO 360776
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