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Gimenez Riili specialise in Malbec and this wine is a great example of Argentina's iconic grape variety. Intensely purple in colour it has strong aromas of black fruits and plums while in the mouth there are fresh blackberries, cherries and chocolate. A luscious mouthfeel with a spicey finish.
Tamlyn Currin writing for JancisRobinson.com says:- "Dark and purple...A bright lively mouthful of summer berry fruit, deliciously fresh juicy acidity, a hint of sweet liquorice - the kind you buy in long shoe strings from an old-fashioned sweetie shop. Altogether, fabulous for the price and easy and would make the perfect wine for summer 2013. Even works slightly chilled! (I opened it straight from a winter-cool storage place, and it was equally enjoyable cool as at room temperature.)" 16/20 (Distinguished)
Derek Smedley MW says:- "The black fruits on the nose are sweet, with the richness of the black plum and cassis filling out the mid palate. Towards the back there is lots of spice. The oak showing through but it is tending to add complexity rather than over power the fruit." 91/100
The grapes for this wine come from Maipú and the Uco Valley. The former is the heartland of Mendoza wine production lying in the lower, hotter plains to the east of the City. The Uco Valley is approximately 60 miles south of the city, at a higher altitude and is the new frontier of premium wine production. Maipú Malbec is typically more rustic and earthy in character while Malbec from the Uco Valley is notable for its purity of fruit, its mint and herbal notes and higher acidity.
A wine that will not let you down.
Would go well with spagetti bolognese or a chilli con carne.
Old World or New World? Argentina has been producing wine for over 500 years.
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