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Trivento Reserva Shiraz Malbec 2008

The first notes from this wine were overpoweringly oaky and I mistakenly thought it
Posted 28th September 2010        
     

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The first notes from this wine were overpoweringly oaky and I mistakenly thought it would complement a tender, spiced steak. After the first impression, the oaky taste fell away to give a milder, thinner flavour that was disappointingly washed away by the strong meaty flavours and I would recommend that this wine accompany a less intense meat, such as pork.

The label spoke of chocolates and spicy red fruits and I felt that these were initially hidden by the oak and sharp, almost biting tannins.

Only later did the spice and the bitter chocolate flavour become apparent, giving a lovely aftertaste.

The Trivento Reserva Shiraz Malbec is very good value and I would buy this as a softer option to a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bought for £5.99 from Gondola.

     

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I live with my husband and son in Liverpool and teach Biology in an all boys secondary school. I enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine and a book, a glass of wine and cooking, a glass of wine and a cricket match or a glass of wine in a good restaurant – spot the trend! My parents introduced me to red wine at the age of 15 and over time my appreciation of good wine has grown. I love the challenge of finding the right wine and food combinations and I hope that this gets more successful as time goes on!