Tango Malbec 2005

A wine in which flavor and power are entwined reminiscent of lovers entwined in the Tango, the dance of love. Definately a wine made to pair with bone-in steak perhaps with a little pepper sauce or rub.


Tasting Notes

A wonderfully deep, dense, glossy red-black hue when poured into the glass. The nose starts off with blackcurrant and ripe plum with a layer of densely compacted fruit beneath revealing a seam of minerals and still more. Pure on the palate with a juicy texture and a wealth of velvety tannin and acids but tied in with all this power there is floral fruit, great substance and a lovely presence.


Production Notes

Only 122 cases produced


Winemaker Notes

A massive Malbec on the vine initially but elongated hang-time combined with long maceration and gentle fermentation produced a massive yet soft and smooth wine from this heady grape.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak 100%; 35% new; 35% one-use; 30% neutral


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalMalbec
PairingCumin Gouda, Chipotle
Alcohol14.20%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2010-07-06
Drinkable2008 - 2017