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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2010
Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2010
(search item no. 117637)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep purple-red color, Valentin Bianchi's Malbec boasts a nose filled with ripe plums, cherries, hints of vanilla and coffee. The flavors mimic the aromas, with a massive, yet soft and silky, mouthfeel, and a lush, long finish. It is the perfect expression of the highly-praised Malbec grape.

This wine is ideal to serve with a large variety of foods, especially with meat and hard cheeses.

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About Valentin Bianchi:

Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim since 1934 starting with the "Maximum Quality" honor in Mendoza. On August 12, 1968, Don Valentin Bianchi passed away. However, the tradition that he firmly established continues to live on in his successors.

Today, Valentin Eduardo Bianchi and Ricardo Stradella Bianchi have brought the winery into the modern era. Valentin is the President of the winery while Ricardo is the Chief Financial Officer. Recently, they enlisted the aid of California winemaker, Robert Pepi. He has helped them refine some of their techniques and the new wines show the style that this new breed of management exemplifies. Pepi believes that Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are the future of this winery.