Sur de los Andes Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $10.49
Item No. 107947
  • RP90
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.

Winemaker's Notes

Balanced wine with balanced acidity and silky finish. You should drink young within the next 3 years. palote sweet and kind with a medium finish with light notes of vanilla and snuff. Malbec with aromas of red fruits including cherries and plums and figs with walnuts.

Critical Acclaim

"Purple color; black cherry, Asian spices, and incense; forward, pleasure-bent, drink now-6 years."
90 Points

Learn About Sur de los Andes

Bodega Sur de los Andes was created by Guillermo Banfi, a young Argentine professional who entered the wine industry in 2002.

Today, the Banfi Family owns a 25 ha. vineyard in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo planted mainly with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Also, the winery has long-term contracts with their growers and the grapes are as close to state grown as possible, an arrangement very similar to those made by the traditional vineyards in Rioja, Spain.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

Read More About Argentina

Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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