Sunday, June 23, 2013

IQUE Malbec 11'

Naked Wine Review 123

Wine: IQUE Malbec
Producer: Bodega Foster
Vintage: 11'
Region: Argentina>Mendoza
Price: 12.00
Date tasted: 6/21/13
Place tasted: The moon was so bright and the night so lovely I decided to pull my good broom out of the closet and go for an evening fly about. Soaring high above the earth I gazed down in awe and wonder at the profound expression of that which is Divine, gracefully shining back at me in the beauty of my home planet. 
It is an honor to dance on her surface, to drink of and play in her waters, to breathe in the air around her, to feed on her many bountiful nourishments, and to bask in the warmth of her fire. It is an honor to love our Mother Earth. May we always charish, care for, and defend her integrity. Cin Cin All….and don't forget to look up once in a while. Perspective people, get some. 
Served with: Asado! Goes well with grilled meats, duck, red herby pasta dishes, and naked hard bodied cheeses. Stay away from more subtly flavored foods such as fish, chicken and cream sauces.
Appearance: Very pretty clear violet edged glow on a deep ruby orb of light. 
On the snoot: The scent of wet grass and blackberries growing among mineral rich stones near a running stream. Stop and smell the Malbec. 
Taste: Blackberry, dark fruits and pepper corn abound saturated with earth and stone. Finish is long and luscious with silky smooth tannins that get bigger as you chew. 
Balance: Medium bodied and well balanced. Smooth and dry with plentiful soft tannins showing refined character and integrity. Upon opening she's a little hot and acid. Let her breathe a while and she mellows right out. Air is like bong hits to this wine and she's at her best when stoned. Some wines are like that.
Comments: IQUE is special to me as it's the first Malbec I had the pleasure of tasting. It was love at first sip for the 05' and the 11' is just as grand. If you like Malbec, you'll love this wine.

Rating: 4 staggering tipsy's