Galway Vintage Malbec from Yalumba
The Wine Review:
This wine is one half of the pair of “Galway” twins released from Yalumba this year with its name giving a nod to the classic Yalumba Galway Claret. The Galway reviewed here is the straight Malbec (a variety more well known from Argentina), while the other twin is a straight Shiraz (and from the 2013 vintage).
The wine has a young dark, red-purple colour with a nose that has a slight rubber and licorice tone. On the palate it’s quite inoffensive and approachable, meaning it’s easily enjoyable and fruity but hard to put a finger on any particular aspect that it excels. It has a pleasant initial front and a slightly savoury, cheesy meat taste at the end. In short, it’s a medium-bodied wine that’s good value for parties and BBQs, something simple that everyone can enjoy.
Key Wine Descriptions:
Approachable, smooth, dark fruits, fleshy
Comments around the table:
Has a slight rubbery smell. It tastes a little “orange-juicy”. Quite inoffensive and approachable. Could do with a bit more length. Natalie
Has a nice colour and quite enjoyable. Maybe a little orange-juice-like? Rania
My first time trying a straight Malbec and I think this one is good to drink. Has a slight sweet taste at the start and the end is quite appetizing. I don’t know what else to say… Siva
Has a decent aftertaste and has a decent length. Clean and slightly sweet (?) It also has an initial tang in the middle of the palate. Would be a real crowd pleaser I think. But perhaps too generic for the wine-snobs of the world? Will