2008 Renacer Punto Final Reserva Malbec
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby-red. Crushed blackberry, licorice and musky espresso on the nose. Sweeter and deeper than the regular malbec, with a youthful blackberry flavor enlivened by pepper and spices. Quite bright for such a thick, rich, chewy wine. Finishes with building sweet tannins and lingering fresh berries. A major mouthful of wine for the price.
A rich Malbec with graham cracker, pastry, blackberrry and boysenberry aromas. Talk about super concentrated; this is thick but balanced, with tannic grip and dark, baked flavors of berry and chocolate. Bulky on the finish, with peppery spice, vanilla and a touch of heat.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Punto Final Malbec Reserva spent 10 months in two-year-old French oak. Richer and more full-bodied than the Classico, it is still a bit tightly wound and in need of 1-2 years of additional cellaring. Drink it from 2013 to 2018.
A forward, juicy style, with blackberry and licorice notes that stay lively on the medium-weight finish. Drink now.