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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006
Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006
(search item no. 94138)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A bright purple wine of great intensity and depth, with aromas of marked personality, in which the Malbec character is perfectly recognizable, with reminiscences of fresh and ripe plums, a touch of cherry and a touch of mint as seasoning; accompanied by slight spicy nuances and tobacco as a result of ageing in oak barrels. Its mouth-feel is very sweet and round. This complex Malbec offers flavors reminiscent of ripe red berries, with a fine concentration and the sweet tannins typical of the variety. The wine continues to reveal its structure and balanced acidity through its deliciously long finish.

Perfect match with Argentine local food including stews, barbecue and empanadas.

This wine may be stored for seven to nine years.

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About Bodegas Salentein:

These Estate wines come from the vineyards at La Pampa Estate, El Portillo Estate and San Pablo Estate, in the Upper Valley of the Uco, part of the Tupungato district, 120km south of Mendoza, nestling beneath the Andes. The vineyards are planted at between 1050 and 1500 metres above sea level in ideal micro climates, which produce perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.