2010 Amalaya Malbec Calcahaqui Valley Salta
A racy, floral red, offering layers of raspberry ganache, blackberry and light fig fruit that mingle with spice, spring herb and light mesquite notes. Though not a powerhouse, this is well-balanced. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Syrah.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Amalaya Tinto is a blend of 75% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Tannat and Syrah, aged for ten months in French and American oak. It has a meaty bouquet with dusty red berry fruit mixed with a touch of sous-bois.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a blend of 75% malbec, 15% cabernet sauvignon and 5% each tannat and syrah): Cherry liqueur, menthol, violet and spicy oak on the nose and palate. Suave, supple and energetic, with a sugar/acid balance giving the mid-palate insidious intensity and good definition. Nicely rising, fine-grained finish shows good length and a light touch. Sophisticated for the price.