Salentein Reserve Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 96500
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • ST88
  • WE88
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is bright violet color with shades of ebony. The bouquet is of ripe plums, cherries and spice are complemented by a hint of tobacco. The taste is ripe red berries, balanced acidity and sweet tannins leading to a deliciously long finish. Well-matched with barbecued meats, robust pasta entrées and sharp cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep color, slightly reticent aromatics, dense and layered on the palate, excellent length."
89 Points

"Earthy and rugged at first, then it smooths out to show cola and lush berry aromas. Plump and round in the mouth with jammy blackberry core flavors, a hint of herbs and spice, and then a chewy, sticky, generous finish. Very nice Malbec with a cool identity. "
88 Points

"Good ruby-red. Slightly reduced aromas of berries, smoke, tobacco and violet. Juicy on entry, then pliant in the middle, with good sweetness to the dark berry and black plum flavors. Serious tannins are supported by the wine's density of texture. Lacks only treble notes today, or is that just due to the reduction? Give this some aeration if you plan to serve it soon."
88 Points

Learn About Salentein

These Estate wines come from the vineyards at La Pampa Estate, El Portillo Estate and San Pablo Estate, in the Upper Valley of the Uco, part of the Tupungato district, 120km south of Mendoza, nestling beneath the Andes. The vineyards are planted at between 1050 and 1500 metres above sea level in ideal micro climates, which produce perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.

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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