2004 Hess, Bodega Colome Estate, Calchaquies Valley-Salta

Producer: Bodega Colome (Hess)
Vintage: 2004
Grape variety: Malbec
Origin: Argentina, Andean North-West, Salta
Appellation: Calchaquies Valley
Date tasted: 29 October 2006
Price when tasted: £12.99

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Tasting notes


Donald Hess's 2001 acquisiton in the Calchaqui Valley, northwest Argentina, boasts the highest vineyards in the world, up to 3015 metres. Farmed biodynamically, this 66% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Tannat blends shows ripe spices and bitter chocolate over rich naturat fruit. Powerful yet elegant. £12.99

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