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WSJwineJ Opi Malbec 2012
A few years ago, Rodolfo ‘Opi’ Sadler snagged the Malbec Trophy at Argentina’s national show. Then came international acclaim — the Argentinean Red Trophy at the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards. Here’s the next chapter of his sumptuous Malbec.
Average Customer Rating:
(532 Reviews) 234
Rating Snapshot(532 reviews)
429 out of 532(81%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I found it to have a nice fruity nose, tasted black cherry and a hint of dark chocolate. quite complex for my inexperience but very enjoyable. Flavor improved as it was left to breath for a while. Medium tannin, low acidity and moderate alcohol. I am looking forward to my second bottle but may let it age a bit more.
Appealing crimson color. A dry Argentine Malbec with a slightly spiced aroma and a mild finish. An okay value for the price, probably would buy again. Paired well with red meat from the grill. Next time we’ll pair with sausage and hard cheese!
Maybe we're strange, but we're just not really enjoying the Opi wines. They seem to be a big thing at WSJ, but our 'taste profile' must be out of sync with this wine. Nothing wrong with it, just not what we like.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, May 12, 2015
Thanks for the review, we’re sorry to hear that this one wasn’t for you - we only want to send you wines that you love.
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I paired this with salmon prepared with a spicy Chinese bbq sauce. The sauce is deep and dark and the malbec complemented it beautifully. Finished the bottle in two quick evenings. Deep berry flavor, delicious.
This wine had a bland, almost bitter,taste. It was woefully underwhelming. It was way too dry even for a big red, which this is not, but so desperately wanted to pretend to be. WSJ's "guarantee" of rave reviews was an EPIC FAIL!!!
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, April 20, 2015
Very sorry for the disappointment. We’ll be in touch soon to sort out a refund and will make sure this wine doesn’t feature in any of your future wine club cases.
To help us serve you better, we’d love to know a little more about the kinds of wine you like (and dislike). It’ll take just a minute and will enable us to tailor cases to your tastes and recommend bottles that are just right for you. Simply log in to your online account, select Wine Preferences under ‘My Wine Cellar’ and away you go.
The 2014 Opi Malbec was a surprise for a yung Malbec. Hintts of the full body are present at it's early age and with time the Malbec boldness will develp and Opi will be a fine wine to enjoy with a meal.