Salentein Reserve Malbec 2001
from Argentina, South America
"Funded by a Dutch investor with projects in tourism and farming, overseen by Carlos Pulenta, former head of Trapiche, and advised by enologist Michel Rolland, Salentein has quickly risen to the top level of Argentine wine since its introduction in 1999. Check out the malbec for
proof: This is no forced blockbuster, but an elegant red. At first it's just winningly soft, with plumy flavor; then tannin infuses the wine with a licorice-like spice, keeping it bright, fresh and long. Though it will doubtlessly get better with time, I'd have a hard time not drinking it now."
-Wines & Spirits
Twelve months of French oak ageing softened the tannins of this classic varietal, and enhanced its delicate flavours.
The aroma and flavour of ripe plums are predominant in this wine. Its violet-red color will intensify over time.
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A Customer - seattle
A great find from Argentina. Malbec is fast becoming one of my favorite red varieties, and Bodegas Salentein makes on of the best examples of this underappreciated grape. Inky dark in color, this is a robust red with a ton of flavor and spicy finish. Great with hearty meat dishes - try a bottle.
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