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GRAN RESERVA MALBEC 2018 Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FABRE MONTMAYOU
This seventh Vintages Gran Reserva release hits the spot and is the best to date., Extremely deep intense dense purple colour. Attractive, gently spicy, intense, complex, ripe plum-cherry-cassis nose with some vanilla and faint mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, slightly spicy, bright, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, attractive, gently cedary, ripe blueberry finish. Has 15% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L04922 on the back label. Perfect with a steak. CSPC 279802
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country Argentina
Region
Rating ***(91 points)
Refined, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: To understand the character of the wines from Vistalba - one of the highest areas in LujŠn de Cuyo, about 1,050 meters above sea level - you would have to start with this wine, a malbec made from vines planted by European immigrants in the early 20th century on silty-clay soils with a stony subsoil on the bed of the Mendoza River, which passes just south of this zone. This is a malbec rich in black fruits, with pronounced acidity and slight hints of violets and spices. The palate is firm and tight thanks to sharp tannins that expand on the palate. It's juicy, generous in fruity flavors, and has a finish that recalls herbs and more black fruits. A classic. [This has the quality to cellar for a decade or more.] Score - 94 (Patricio Tapia, guiadescorchados.cl, 2021) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 16, 2022
Cases bought 447 (12 bottles per case)

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