2007 Renacer Punto Final Malbec Reserva

SKU #1067723

91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: "Complex nose that jumps from the glass; layered, sweetly fruited, good volume and length." (Dec 2010) This is a big wine, but not a monster. Yields are a reasonable 2.7 tons per acre. Seasoned Italian consultant Alberto Antonini continues to make sure that this wine is as well made and as much of a crowd pleaser as it usually is. Boldly structured, the wine shows an opaque, purple-black color, with deeply pitched, spicy dark fruit and cocoa aromas. It is extracted on the palate, chock full of blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors, with some baking spices intermingling as well. A modern style to be sure, but still showing good balance, this wine is an incredible bargain for those who like bigger, richer, fruitier wines.

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Varietal:

Malbec

- 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.
Country:

Argentina

- 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