Durigutti Familia Malbec 2004

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$58.00 $33.99
Save $24.01
Item No. 106263
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

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:
  • 2009
  • JS95
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

Héctor and Pablo Durigutti's top bottling is their "Familia" Malbec. This modern, concentrated release originates from two heirloom-quality vineyards in Maipú (Lunlunta) and San Carlos (La Consulta). In order to add complexity and depth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah were blended into the cuvee in small amounts. Grapes were fermented with native yeasts and the wine was neither filtered, fined, or cold-stabilized.

Inky purple-colored, expressive perfume of cedar, tobacco, violets, lilacs, black cherry, and blackberry which leap from the glass. This is followed by a spicy, full-flavored, layered, structured palate. With terrific length and balance, this should cellar through 2025.

Critical Acclaim

"A very dark, rich style, with braised fig, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, plum reduction and loam notes that are woven together as they rumble through the muscular finish. Malbec. Best from 2010 through 2013."
92 Points

"The 2004 Malbec Familia Reserva was sourced from two Mendoza vineyards, one 56 years old and the other 66 years of age. The wine was fermented with native yeasts and aged for 20 months in French oak. Inky purple-colored, it offers an expressive perfume of cedar, tobacco, violets, lilacs, black cherry, and blackberry which leaps from the glass. This is followed by a spicy, full-flavored, layered, structured wine with 6-8 years of aging potential, excellent balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. It should drink well through 2025."
91 Points

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Learn About Durigutti

Two brothers of diverse wine-making backgrounds come together in the elaboration of Durigutti wines. Pablo, who nourished the American new world concept, and Hector, enriched by the European tradition, joined their individual styles to create the maximum expression present in this play of concepts represented by the wines of Familia Durigutti.

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