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Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2009

Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.99
Item No. 118268
  • WE89
  • WS88
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS87
  • ST86
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Winemaker's Notes

This vintage of the Valentin Bianchi Malbec shows aromas of ripe plum, cherries, hints of vanilla and coffee. This wine impresses, with pleasing fruit that mimics the aromas.

This wine should be served at room temperature, and is the perfect choice for all sorts of beef dishes, roasted chicken, pastas with meat sauce and a variety of firm cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Smoky, roasted and full on the bouquet, with rich berry and plum aromas. The palate is fleshy, with a chunky middle but just enough tannin and acid to provide structure. Tastes of baked black fruits, fig and herbs. Dry and snappy on the finish."
89 Points

"Spice, licorice and black tea aromas give way to mulled plum and blackberry fruit. The finish is rich, but still fresh."
88 Points

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