Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2011

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 123328
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • ST88
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:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red color with violet tones. Very intense bouquet with notes of sappy cherry, currant, and baking spice. More red fruits fill the palate and the wine finishes with impeccable balance and silky tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Malbec Reserva comes from vines around 40 years of age in Lujan de Cuyo and Las Compuertas, and around 40% sees aging in French oak for 12 months. It has a ripe, pretty bouquet of blueberry and violet aromas that are simple but pure. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins with earthy tones. It is very classic style, elegant with a dry, black pepper-tinged finish."
89 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Initially a bit youthfully stunted on the nose, and dominated by low-toned nutty, chocolatey oak, but revealed black fruits as it opened in the glass. Then rich and firm-edged on the palate, with good density to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by licorice and herbs. Finishes with chocolatey, oak-driven tannins and repeating suggestion of herbs. I wanted a bit more sweetness of fruit."
88 Points

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Learn About Fabre Montmayou

Herve Joyaux Fabre, owner and director of Fabre Montmayou, was born in Bordeaux, France to a family of wine negociants. When he arrived in Argentina in the early 90"s looking for opportunities to invest in vineyards and start a winery, he was impressed by the potential for Malbec in Mendoza, and shocked by the number of neglected top notch old vine vineyards available for purchase....

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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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