Durigutti Malbec Reserva 2007
Malbec from Argentina
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of plum, fig, ripe strawberry dominate. Tremendous concentration on the palate, with ample tannin and acidity to match. Finishes long, with loads of white pepper. This "big" wine matches sensationally with charcoal-grilled beef.
Wine Spectator - "Dark and toasty, offering vibrant boysenberry and cassis notes that are framed by hints of game and medium tannins on the tarry finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made."
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. View all Durigutti Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.7 out of 5 stars
5 ratings, 3 with reviewsDon Pedro Eldero - Kansas City, MO37/1/201659/28/2012
big and bold, a nice deep flavor, currants, lovely colorDC Wine - Washington, DC210/28/2011
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Got this on on sale for under 12 and would then consider it a very solid value wine. Pretty hefty malbec, strong on the fruit. However, you can get much better Malbecs at the regular price.411/3/2011I love this wine. Drinks like a much more expensive wine. It paired well with a roast dinner.Alberto Fogel - Spring, TX55/24/2011
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