Salentein Reserve Malbec 2012
Malbec from Argentina
Ruby in color. A lovely nose of blackcurrant with slight cinnamon. Juicy and intense flavors of blackberries and marmalade which is highlighted by delicate, rounded tannins and a finish of vanilla and cloves.
An ideal match for cheeses, poultry dishes, grilled red meats, salmon and chocolate desserts.
Wine & Spirits - "As juicy as can be, this presents malbec pure and unadorned, from the aromas of violets to the peppery-cherry flavors and a texture so soft and gentle it's hard not to take another sip. The bonus here is the wine's depth of flavor and earthy notes that emerge on the finish, intimating that this is more profound than it initially seems.
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Bodegas Salentein Winery
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. View all Bodegas Salentein Wines
About ArgentinaView a map of Argentina wineries (ahr-jen-TEE-nah)
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44 out of 5 stars
5 ratings, 3 with reviewswakelt - Concord, MA212/27/2016alexa conway - Spokane, WA59/26/2015I've found a new favorite. Its smooth at the start. I taste a bit of tobacco but just a bit. Its easy and tasty.Dmckoel - Napa, CA56/15/2015Elegant with big flavorJohn Schaeffer - Frederick, MD53/24/2015
Excellent, I'm not a wine expect so in basic terms, smooth just a bit of fruit taste. Not bold but very present. I'llbe purchasing it againsuzimac - Lees Summit, MO52/20/2015
- Smooth & Supple