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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Cadus Malbec 2005
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Cadus Malbec 2005
(search item no. 104750)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 100% Malbec from the Agrelo vineyard harvested in April. The wine is fermented in French oak barrels for two years, with an additional year in bottle prior to release.

This Malbec shows awesome purity, with layers of raspberry, blackberry and fig compote with notes of plum sauce, mocha, graphite and violets. The velvety texture and fresh acidity displays an exotic combination of flavors. This Malbec leaves a long, detailed finish and a remarkably elegant impression.

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About Bodegas Nieto Senetiner:

The history of Bodegas Nieto Senetiner dates back to 1888, when Italian immigrants founded the winery and planted the first vineyards in Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. The company was managed by different families during the first decades of the past century. These families gave the winery an architectural style of the Italian countryside that still remains today.

Nieto Senetiner is one of the oldest wineries in Mendoza’s esteemed Lujan de Cuyo, with estate vineyards in the districts of Vistalba & Agrelo, located at 3,000 – 3,500’ elevation. These areas are some of the oldest and most traditional winemaking regions of Mendoza and were the birthplace of the Malbec quality revolution. Nieto Senetiner's wines, including its signature Nieto Malbec, are expressed via the tradition and vision of its three unique estate vineyard sites, each with distinct characteristics. The soft, supple texture of Vistalba, which is over 100 years old and one of the great heritage vineyards in Argentina, the power and elegance of Agrelo, featuring a unique cool climate Bonarda plantation and the unique concentration and structure of extreme high altitude Alto Agrelo.

In addition to showcasing the particular characteristics of each terroir, Nieto also engages in a creative blending process to to showcase the complexity to which Malbec can aspire.