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Trapiche Pure Black Malbec 2015, Argentina

Rating
88.00
Year
2015
Region
Mendoza
Varietal
Malbec
Price
$15.95

It's "pure" because it sees no oak-barrel maturation, displaying Argentina's signature malbec grape in its unadulterated state. Full-bodied, juicy and gutsy, this red is redolent of blackberry jam lightly dusted with lively black pepper, with no vanilla-like oakiness in sight. Ripe, gently sticky tannins provide structure as well as counterbalance to the mouth-watering fruitiness. Available in Ontario.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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