I have been a fan of Trivento for a while now and have reviewed several vintages of the Golden Reserve Malbec. This one is particularly good and I am glad I bought a few bottles for the cellar. I suggest you do too! Almost inky in the glass, it is brooding and alluring. On the nose I’m getting blackberry, sweet plums and a touch of cedar plank. The palate is very much dominated by black fruits and a bold tannic attack. The blackberry component really shines through on the midpalate with a core of tannins that grip the gums. Acidity is present but the tannins are very fresh and dominate. The finish is medium long with a jam component and some chocolate dust. The ever present tannins do not taper off for a while. This wine is young but drinkable now. It will last and develop for at least 15 years. I’m thinking it needs a Portehouse steak with au gratin potatoes and a Caeser salad. 91 points and for $22, 5 stars. Salut…
I am a big fan of Trivento, as can be seen in my write-ups. The Amado Sur is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah.
Dark purple in the glass. A nose of black currants, oregano, chocolate powder. On the palate- currant, cinnamon stick and crunchy tannins. On the mid palate there are some plum notes as well the currants. The tannins are really apparent in the finish, and give off a dry mouthfeel. This wine is balanced and tasty, but perhaps young. It will reward some cellaring but offers good flavors and structure right now to pair with prime rib, eggplant moussaka or even roast duck with orange sauce- or some cheese and chorizo like I did. I like it and am going 90 points. For $14, this is a really good deal. 4 stars. Salut….
Consistency is a very desirable trait in winemaking. It gives me confidence in a winery and assures that I will be back for more, year in, year out. Trivento is one of the best at this. I have tasted several vintages of the Golden Reserve Malbec and love it every year. The 2012 is drinking well now. It started off with a dark purple hue in the glass. A blossoming nose of plums and a hint of nutmeg welcomed me to taste the wine. Blueberry compote came across on the initial palate and was followed up with more plums and a slight oak hint. The wine is very ‘juicy’ with a crisp acidity that I really enjoyed. Tannins were medium for me and made the wine easy to drink. This vintage is approachable young and will certainly last another 5 years. We ordered some Lamb Kebab sandwiches to go along, the match was perfect. This wine will pair well with just about any meat, grilled or roasted. I’m going with 90 points and 4 stars for this $20 effort from Argentina. Ps. I bought several bottles and may go back for more, it’s just that good. Salut….
I forgot to take a picture of the bottle, but I did capture the moment. We put together some cheese, apple, nuts and chocolate sticks to start out the tasting. The wine was poured and I noticed it was a very crisp looking pale yellow. It had a nose of apples and gooseberry which translated well onto the palate. In addition, I tasted citrus notes and green melon on the mid palate. Good clean acidity and a sharp mouthfeel made this a delightful wine for an afternoon tasting. Others have noted the use of oak and vanilla flavors, I did not. I would pair it with baked salmon, perhaps grilled chicken and most definitely oysters on the half shell. This Argentinian winery has always over-delivered for me and the pricing is excellent. When in doubt at the wine shop I always look for the telltale golden capsule of their Reserve line and am never disappointed. I paid $19 for it and am going with 90 points and 4 stars. Salut….
I happened across this wine in Manila, at the duty free shop. I have tried various Trivento wines before and have enjoyed them all so I felt confident that my $15 would not go to waste. I was correct. Albeit not as complex as the Golden Reserve line, the Tribu was well endowed with currants and tea leaf on the nose. The palate was very fruity with red berries and a vegetal note that I enjoyed. Fine grained tannins were very well balanced and the whole package was smooth. We drank this one before dinner and I reckon it would pair well with some sirloins and gratin potatoes. Charcuterie would be an excellent choice for an early evening sundowner as well. I am going with 88 points and 3 stars for this Argentinian wine. Salut….
I’m a big fan of this winery and have had this wine from the 2008 and 2009 vintages. I sang the praises of the 2009 yet missed out on the 2010 for some reason. Anyway, this latest wine is a little young in my opinion. Delicious and inviting with its dark fruit and brooding tannins. Inky purple in the glass, it exudes power and depth. The acidity is quite pressing, and the tannins are a little green, but given time this wine is going to be delicious. I imagine it will start to rock in 2015 and continue to roll until 2020 at the very least. Potentially a 90 point wine, at $22 it rates 5 stars with me. I am going to cellar a few of these and watch the evolution.
Mostly Malbec with a dose of Bonarda and Syrah, this little gem fits between the Malbec Reserve and Golden Reserve of which I am very fond of. Deftly made with subtle oak, there is a serious tannic compound to this wine which will hold it together in the cellar for years to come. Dark purple in the glass with very interesting blueberry notes and some mintiness on the nose. On the palate is where the blueberry driven Malbec mixes it up with the red fruits of the Bonarda and Syrah. I’m not sure where the tannins are derived from, but they just wont quit. I was licking my lips forever after each sip, the mouth puckering was amazing, in a good way. The acidity was bright and balanced in this wine. It finished with a plumminess that was somewhat jamlike, which I enjoyed. 89 points in my book and a 5 star wine for the price. This winery keeps on delivering the goods, a must have for the cellar to be enjoyed for the next 7 years. Salut!
Extremely aromatic with scents of flowers and rose water, this white wine is very tasty, with a full-on mouthfeel. Lacking in razor sharp acidity, it comes across as a drinking wine, although I reckon it would go very well with Turkey. In the mid-palate I am getting some citrus mixed with a dryness that I can only think (tannins). It is leaving a nice feeling in my mouth and a long after taste that is most enjoyable. This style of wine reminds me of Gewurtztraminer: highly aromatic, very tasty, low in acidity and not everyone’s cup-o-tea. I love it and will stick a few in the fridge. A great party wine, good for casual BBQ and in my opinion- a well made wine deserving 4 stars. My guess is it’s a 90 point wine. I have loved Trivento’s red wines, the whites are on the same path. Salut
I have written about the 2008 version of this wine, only giving it 3 stars and not much detail. Last night, we drank two bottles of the latest offering, and it was just beautiful. The nose was very rich with red fruits giving way to powerful blueberry on the initial palate. Very inky in color, this wine is big. Tons of fruit mix it up with great tannins that leave you with a long aftertaste. I love this style of Malbec; juicy, rich and in your face. It only works well when done correctly. At closer to $20, the Golden Reserve is a step up from regular offerings from Argentina. We enjoyed this wine at a social gathering, but I bet it would be great with a juicy steak and some grilled vegetables. This has to be one of my favorite Malbecs…. 5 stars from me- 91 points?
Smoooooooth. Unanimous in our initial impression, this wine is great. Kudos to Trivento, this is a really good Syrah. I enjoyed their Malbec Golden Reserve, but this one is stunning and really balanced. Full of fruit, soft tannins and a crowd pleasing palate, this one is a 5 star winner. I can’t say much more, except that a 92 point rating would be awarded if I were a pro. Well done, looking forward to trying more from the Trivento line!