Melipal Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$20.00 $17.99
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Item No. 99938
  • red wine
  • WN95
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Melipal (the Aristi Family) owns three separate vineyards situated in Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina. With total acreage of 188 including 90 year old Malbec. The winemaker is Martin Tosolini, who best understands the potential of Melipal's Malbec grapes. The experience and knowledge of this enologist together with the most precise tending of the vineyards give the character and personality to the wines.

85% Malbec, 10% Cab. Sauv., 3% Cab. Franc, 2% Merlot

Big extraction with nose of plums, violets, and ripe fruits. Powerful and intense classic Malbec black fruit, sweet, round, and persistent tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep, dense inky-purple hue. Pretty scents of blueberry, maple and vanillin-laced oak notes. Smooth, clean entry of balanced raspberry that expands to include tobacco and light mineral accents. Well-structured, drying close imbued with cola, blackberry and oak-infused tannins. An exceptional value from 85-year-old vines."
95 Points

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Cam Fortin - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/31/2010)
Love it, very smooth and great flavor.
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dgris - Portland, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Lt. ruby color with an oaky, plum nose. Dry raspberry and tart cherry. Long tannic, light oah finish. A very pleasant wine with food.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Fantastic aroma and color. Full, bold taste that fills your mouth with sensations, then is sucked dry by a smooth finish. Great bold red, but would reserve for a big steak or other hearty red meat. I think it would overpower anything less. 14% ALC maybe a bit overboard, but it is balanced well enough. Well worth the price. Go for it.
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Learn About Melipal Map ItMap It

Melipal, a family owned and run winery, is located 20 minutes from Mendoza in the exclusive area of Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina, at 958 meteres above sea level. Surrounded by willow trees, small canals and vineyards with a magnificent view of the Andes mountain range.

This state of 25 hectares out of its 51 date from 1900 and they turn this estate into a unique viticultural heritage. They are planted with Malbec and the area is watered by the traditional system of furrow irrigation.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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