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Trapiche - Estacion 1883 Malbec 2017

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Area: Tupungato
  • Wine Maker: Daniel Pi
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.70
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink now - 2017
Food Matching

Food Matching

Ideal to combine with pasta and mushroom sauce,grilled red meats, stews and cheeses.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2015) VS: 88 (2014) JR: 16 (2012) WS: 87 (2013) JS: 90 (2014) WE: 90 (2012) TA: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Intense purple red color with ruby hues. Aromas of black fruit jam and liqueur, with an elegant touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet attack and full-bodied tannins. Long and pleasant finish. ( This wine is the Broquel Malbec but they have changed the name and label for the UK market)

Winery Information

Trapiche

Established in 1883 at the foothills of The Andes in Mendoza, Trapiche (pronounced: tra-peach-chay) is one of Argentina’s oldest wineries and its largest exported premium brand with availability in more than 80 countries. Trapiche maintains one of the country’s most diverse portfolio of wines ― including a range of award-winning Malbecs ― that speaks to the viticultural history of the region. Led by winemaker Daniel Pi, Trapiche sources premium grapes from Argentina’s best winegrowing.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)89 pts

Dec 2016 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2015 Broquel Malbec was sourced from different vineyards in the departments of San Carlos and Tunuyán in the Valle de Uco. It fermented in concrete and stainless steel vats followed by malolactic in barrels and an aging of 15 months in new, second and third use French oak barrels. The nose is dominated by aromas of dark fruit and licorice, with a touch of ink. The palate is nicely balanced, with very fine tannins. A nice introduction to Malbec from Mendoza

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

Full, bright ruby. Blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate aromas are much riper than those of the 2014 Oak Cask Malbec. Pliant and easygoing, offering lovely depth to its currant and darker berry flavors. Drier than the Oak Cask wine but with more sweetness and depth of fruit by far. Tannins are fine-grained and crisp. Very suave and smooth but not at all flat--this would make an ideal by-the-glass restaurant pour for its texture, sweetness and fruit. -- Stephen Tanzer

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16 pts

Tasted Oct 2013 - Rich, heady and perfumed - excellent violet scent. Tame tannins - silky smooth. Impressive for an entry level wine. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2013)87 pts

July 2015 - Supple, with plum pudding, raspberry and milk chocolate flavors, loaded with accents of Asian spice. The finish lingers with hints of mocha and licorice.

James Suckling (2014)90 pts

Plenty of dried fruit, spice and light coffee. Full body, light and round tannins and a clean finish. Tangy undertone. One of Trapiche's oldest labels. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)90 pts

With a warm nose of plum and blackberry, this sports a juicy, wiry palate, with woody weight. Raspberry, plum, toast and leather flavors finish earthy and lightly baked, with leftover oak that needs to be absorbed. Drink through 2018. — M.S. (5/1/2015)

Tim Atkin (2014)90 pts

Broquel is an under-rated brand in my view, typified by this stylish Uco Valley Malbec. Pepper and clove spice, good focus, plenty of floral perfume, sappy tannins and understated oak make this a great value red from Argentina’s biggest producer. 2016-21

Vinification Notes

Hand harvesting in 20 kg plastic cases. Bunch selection, destemming and berry selection. Fermentation and maceration in small concrete vats, during a minimum of 25 days at 23-25ºC. Pneumatic pressing. Natural malolactic fermentation. Aged for 15 months in new French and American oak barrels.