Piattelli Premium Malbec 2010

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $17.99
Item No. 116874
  • RP88
  • ST87
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The color and flavors in this wine remind you of fresh, sweet purple plums – velvety layers of flavor are full and lasting-typical of an Argentine Malbec.

Any red meat, especially cooked outdoors, is a perfect partner.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Premium Malbec undergoes 10% bleeding of vats, with malo in tank and then aged in barrel for between eight and nine months in second and third fill oak. It has a light bouquet of leafy black fruit that demands coaxing from the glass. It is very tight at the moment, reluctantly offering hints of forest floor and cedar with time. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, succulent tannins. It has crisp acidity and an appealing fleshy texture, although the finish is rather conservative and does not really -let go.-"
88 Points

"Medium red-ruby. Aromatic nose offers blackberry, violet, spicy oak and a suggestion of stony minerality. Supple and fine-grained, with bright acidity framing the currant and blackberry fruit and accentuating the peppery herb and spice notes. Finishes a bit green but the tannins are even and sweet. This still needs a year or two to unwind."
87 Points

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