#74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Their standard Malbec bottling, Durigutti's Malbec "Clásico" represents
what the brothers do best-combine elegance with a certain blue-collar
rusticity. While this is in many ways due to the two differing
backgrounds the brothers bring to the table, it is also largely due to the
fruit. High altitude fruit from La Consulta adds structure, depth, and
power, while bright fruit from Vistalba adds brightness and supple
Lush nose laced with black-berry and plum fruit. Soft yet focused on the
palate, with additional flavors of strawberry and wild herbs. Medium
tannins and balanced acidity. A terrific everyday drinker!
"A lush, toasty style, with lots of cocoa and roasted vanilla up front, followed by dark, well-layered fig, boysenberry and mulled currant fruit flavors. The long finish lets all the fruit hang nicely, with an underlying graphite hint supporting it all. Drink now through 2011."
"Fragrant bouquet of Asian spices, floral notes, and black cherry, supple, sweet, some structure."
The Wine Advocate
First, you'll have to like a very sweet red wine to enjoy this offering. If I owned the vineyard, I would figure out a way to make a Port style fortified product using this as part of the base. That said, it has a certain appeal in the right setting. It would go well with a sweet, chocolate dessert.