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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Punto Final Malbec Reserva 2004
Punto Final Malbec Reserva 2004
(search item no. 88917)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

"Offers lovely notes of freshly crushed blueberry and boysenberry fruit, along with integrated mocha, mineral and floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel and a long, fruit-stained finish."
-Wine Specatator

The Malbec grapes from mature vines are sourced in equal parts from the Agrelo and La Consulta regions. The wine is fermented and aged in French oak barriques, with aging lasting 16 months. It is then matured in bottle for a further 6 months. Deep red in color with intense violet shades, the nose reveals a combination of red fruits and toasty notes contributed by the French oak. On the palate it is a complex and structured wine with a long finish.

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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.