Today we are reviewing Finca Abril, Alhambra Reserva 2018, a fresh, fruity and bright Malbec from the Uco Valley, Mendoza region of Argentina.
About the wine:
- Country of origin: Argentina
- Production Area: Uco Valley, Argentina
- Producer: Finca Abril
- Grape(s): 100% Malbec
- ABV: 14.5%
- Aging: 12 Months in French Oak
- Average Price: $12
Sight: Deep, dark purple color with a bright purple rim variation. Medium + staining with medium + tearing.
Nose: Moderate intensity with a dominant nose of ripe blueberries and blackberries, followed by aromas of jammed black cherries. I also get a faint nose of green peppercorns and light notes of oak, but nothing crazy.
Palate: Bright, young and fruity at first, the palate definitely matches the nose. Dominant aromas of ripe raspberries, blueberries and cherries with light green and earthy notes in the back. Some notes of oak as well. Pretty well balanced with medium acidity, soft tannins and medium + alcohol. Lighter body with a medium finish.