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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Punto Final Malbec Classico 2004
Punto Final Malbec Classico 2004
(search item no. 88916)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The surprise of the month has to be this excellent, fully ripe and totally structured wine... Perfect with steak. Can't wait to taste the Reserva."
-Wine Enthusiast

The Malbec grapes are sourced from two mountain vineyards, both planted more than 50 years ago. The grapes are hand-harvested into small lugs, hand-sorted, crushed and cold-macerated at the winery for 4 days. The wine is then fermented at controlled temperatures with native yeasts in stainless steel for 15 days and inoculated with the winery's own malolactic organisms. After this it is aged for 8 months, partly in French barriques, partly in stainless steel. The result is a wine of rich bouquet, lively mouth-feel, lingering flavors of red and black berries with undertones of black pepper and vanilla, and a velvet texture throughout.

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About Punto Final:

From Bodegas Renacer. Mendoza, Argentina is a privileged place in the world because of its winegrowing and winemaking conditions. These excellent conditions are bottled into the great wines that have been reaching the world's markets in recent years. Robert Parker has proclaimed that Malbec, the region's emblematic variety, has a very auspicious future.

The winery, located at Perdriel, at the foot of Los Andes Mountains, combines a medieval tower built of rocks with state of the art technical equipment. In the limey soils surrounding the winery grow the best Malbec grapes of the world. Punto Final Clásico and Reserva are modern, fruity, elegant wines with a distinctive personality. Their labels show a unique style focused in the typical aromas of Argentina's emblematic variety.

The philosophy is to attain the highest quality within the highest international standards. This goal is achieved through scrupulous care of the vineyards and devotion to wine and the winemaking process.