2008 Renacer Punto Final Reserva Malbec

SKU #1075875 91 points 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.  (4/2012)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (11/2011)

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.  (12/2011)

Wine Spectator

 A forward, juicy style, with blackberry and licorice notes that stay lively on the medium-weight finish. Drink now.  (8/2009)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/28/2011 | Send Email
This is one rich, spicy mouthful of wine. Dark fruit aromatics lead to a palate chock full of mocha, clove, cinnamon stick, warmed dark fruits and licorice rope. For those who like their wines spicy and big, with a healthy dollop of oak influenced flavors, this one is most definitely for you.

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- These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.


- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5