Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2019
An attractive and seductive Malbec, with deep and elegant violet nuances. On the nose, there are Malbec notes, and fruity aromas of plums, blackberries, and figs, combined with oak notes. On the palate, sweet tannins stand out with a remarkable unctuosity. The wine is round, complex, of medium concentration, and offers a harmonious and fruity finish.
Considered by many to be the finest varietal grown in Argentina, this 2010 Malbec comes from the Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Ram Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 meters above sea level. Rama Caídais among the coolest areas of San Rafael, with sandy calcareous soil of alluvial origins. The grapes were hand-picked and classically fermented, including maceration on the skins. The resulting juice was drained, pressed and went through auto-clarifying rackings. It then spent six months in French and American oak barrels of second and third use. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled.
This wine is ideal to serve with a large variety of foods, especially with meat and hard cheeses.
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2016
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar. 2016
2012: “Recommended” - Food and Wine Magazine, Ray Isle, June 2014
2011: "Top Value" - Wine Spectator, Nov 2013
2010: Wine Advocate #198, Dec. 2011
2009: 89 Pts "Best Buy" - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011
2009: "New World Value Wines" - Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2011