2006 Benvenuto de la Serna "Trisagio" Mendoza

SKU #1076527

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Trisagio is a blend of 50% Malbec, 25% Tannat, and 25% Petit Verdot aged for 18 months in new French oak. Purple in color, it reveals black fruit compote in its brooding nose leading to a rich, layered, structured, wine with gobs of flavor and enough stuffing to evolve for another 4-6 years. Drink this lengthy wine from 2012 to 2025." (12/08) A blend of Malbec, Petite Verdot and Tannat, this wine has delicious fruit: deeply pitched and dark, but with a just picked off the bush, brambly quality showing as well. 13.7% abv

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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 (%): 13.7