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FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2018

FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2018

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FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2018

This purple/black coloured Malbec opens with a deep floral perfume combined with intense dark berry aromas. The palate is again full of dark fruit that is fresh and vibrant with a masculine tautness and firm structure, all typical hallmarks of our young cool climate Malbec. Like an energetic teenager, this wine needs at least 2 to 3 years of cellaring to mature into a fully integrated and harmonious wine. Aged for 21 months in 228 litre French oak barrels (no new wood used).

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Testimonial  -- FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2012
I purchased this wine in 2015 while visiting your vineyard on vacation.  At the time I lived in Singapore working for the US Embassy.
We finally opened it on Sep 2, 2021 to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary and it was amazing!
I vividly remember buying and even asking the sales lady that helped me when she thought it would be mature.  She said 2023 and I wrote that on the back of the label.  My wife missed my note before she opened it.  Not to worry because, like I said, it was delicious!
This bottle traveled with us from New Zealand to Singapore.  Then from Singapore to California and then from California to where we now live in South Carolina.

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FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2017
Our 2017 Malbec shows the power inherent to the variety yet also expresses the cool climate in which it is grown. Opening with dense blackberry/boysenberry fruit and a black olive savouriness the aromas then shift to reveal lifted qualities of purple florals and fragrant sweet spice. The palate shows a lovely weight and concentration of fruit, balanced by a charming elegance & finesse. Not at all shy on tannins (integrated and ripe) and with consummate acidity this wine will surely age well. It also has the ability to comfortably hobnob with rich savoury dishes, especially straight off the BBQ. Made naturally without sulphur. (March 2019)  

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Review:  --- 94 points 
This has very fresh and fragrant aromas of black cherries, brambleberries and white pepper, leading to a palate that has a very polished, pepper-dusted black-fruit core and long, black-fruit flavor to close. Drink or hold.

Michael Cooper, New Zealand Wines 4.5 Stars
"Estate-grown in Marlborough and hand-picked from mature vines, this red is recommended by winemaker Hätsch Kalberer for drinking with 'a large piece of wild venison'. The 2017 vintage (4.5*) is rare ? only four barrels were made. Oak-aged for 19 months, it has deep, purple-flushed colour. Fresh, spicy aromas lead into a full-bodied, very youthful wine, with strong plum, spice and blackcurrant flavours, good tannin backbone and a long finish. Unusually refined for Malbec, it should break into full stride 2021+. Certified organic."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review 4 Stars 94 points
Dense and flavoursome red with plum, mint, dark berry and spicy oak flavours. An elegant wine showing a good balance of fruit sweetness and fine, drying tannins. Good potential for bottle age.   

FROMM Malbec Fromm Vineyard 2016
Organically grown, hand-picked and guided through into bottle with little to no manipulation in the winery, this cool climate Malbec shows power and concentration but retains a bright vibrancy and elegance.

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5 Stars

"This is a full and rich Malbec with black fruits, spices and curranty notes on a considerably well-structured palate.The flavours are rich and up-front, and unfold a layer of spicy detail." Raymond Chan

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