Bodega Colomé

Estate High Altitude Vineyards Salta Malbec

8.991 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Salta, Northwestern Provinces, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
David Kline

Dusty blackberry and smoky prune, black cherry, black raisin, violet and dark rose aromas all coalescing into a complex, arid mix of earthy dust and cocoa powder smells, with a side of black tahini. Black currant, tart black cherries, satin tannins, vine charcoal, grill char, valerian root, burnt gingerbread, plum reduction, and a balsamic depth bordering on hoisin. Great that this one has such concentration from high elevation fruit. Dark, deep and intense at a relative value. #Hesswine #Hess #Hessfamily #Argentinewine #Argentinawine #Salta #Colomé #highelevationwine #calchaquivalley #malbec #argentinemalbec

Dusty blackberry and smoky prune, black cherry, black raisin, violet and dark rose aromas all coalescing into a complex, arid mix of earthy dust and cocoa powder smells, with a side of black tahini. Black currant, tart black cherries, satin tannins, vine charcoal, grill char, valerian root, burnt gingerbread, plum reduction, and a balsamic depth bordering on hoisin. Great that this one has such concentration from high elevation fruit. Dark, deep and intense at a relative value. #Hesswine #Hess #Hessfamily #Argentinewine #Argentinawine #Salta #Colomé #highelevationwine #calchaquivalley #malbec #argentinemalbec

Nov 5th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

WS Top 100 ‘17, and I can see why. Smooth, balanced, elegant. Probably the best Malbec I have tasted. Winner of Thanksgiving Eve tasting. Rating affirmed 11/30/18. Minimal decanting necessary.

WS Top 100 ‘17, and I can see why. Smooth, balanced, elegant. Probably the best Malbec I have tasted. Winner of Thanksgiving Eve tasting. Rating affirmed 11/30/18. Minimal decanting necessary.

Nov 21st, 2018
Randy Fuller

Inky black, this Malbec has an unfortunate nose that reminds me of fingernail polish remover. It's probably volatile acidity, a naturally occurring flaw in the winemaking process. It's not a killer - in fact some people find that VA is intriguing, interesting. I've had wines afflicted with VA before, to a lesser degree, and found them offbeat. This one is too far gone for me to appreciate. The chemical odor is overwhelming and the displeasure seeps into the palate. It's always a disappointment to encounter a wine for which I just can't muster up any excitement. That's the case here. A shame, too, because Wine Spectator thought quite a lot of it.

Inky black, this Malbec has an unfortunate nose that reminds me of fingernail polish remover. It's probably volatile acidity, a naturally occurring flaw in the winemaking process. It's not a killer - in fact some people find that VA is intriguing, interesting. I've had wines afflicted with VA before, to a lesser degree, and found them offbeat. This one is too far gone for me to appreciate. The chemical odor is overwhelming and the displeasure seeps into the palate. It's always a disappointment to encounter a wine for which I just can't muster up any excitement. That's the case here. A shame, too, because Wine Spectator thought quite a lot of it.

Jun 13th, 2018
BruceDrinksWine

6/25/18 Good. Strong cigar box notes. Could use more time in the bottle.

6/25/18 Good. Strong cigar box notes. Could use more time in the bottle.

Apr 9th, 2021
Debra Copeland

Peppery with anise and dried red fruits.

Peppery with anise and dried red fruits.

Jan 4th, 2021
Brian Kaufman

Not a great bouquet (definitely something chemical), but it wasn't off-putting. Very dry, dark fruit, and minerals. Smooth finish.

Not a great bouquet (definitely something chemical), but it wasn't off-putting. Very dry, dark fruit, and minerals. Smooth finish.

Oct 9th, 2020
Sam Friedland

Very nice, better second day!

Very nice, better second day!

May 14th, 2020
Michael McNabb

Very good wine at an excellent price! Way more complex than what I expected.

Very good wine at an excellent price! Way more complex than what I expected.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Debra Copeland

Berry forward with dark blackberries and raspberries. Some anise on the nose. Lots of chocolate, black pepper and cedar. Tannins are starting to smooth out but this will age nicely for another couple of years.

Berry forward with dark blackberries and raspberries. Some anise on the nose. Lots of chocolate, black pepper and cedar. Tannins are starting to smooth out but this will age nicely for another couple of years.

Feb 9th, 2020
Sam Friedland

First night was fine. Second night opened up with fruit and leather. 2015

First night was fine. Second night opened up with fruit and leather. 2015

Dec 23rd, 2019