2012 Renacer "Punto Final" Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1134395 89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (includes 10% cabernet franc): Good bright red. Aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry and licorice pastille. Sweeter and more pliant than the Punto Final Malbec, with fat blackcurrant and licorice flavors sexed up by a note of oaky torrefaction. Finishes with sweet tannins and lingering notes of bitter chocolate and violet.  (4/ 2014)

89 points Wine Enthusiast

 Rubber and minerally aromas settle on ripe black plum and berry. In the mouth, this Malbec is firm and fresh, with full-force flavors of blackberry, plum, leather and salt. A strong, steady finish confirms overall quality.  (4/ 2014)

Wine Spectator

 A fruity red, displaying moderate plum, floral cherry and licorice notes. (Web Only-2013)

K&L Notes

The Renacer Punto Final is a classic Argentine Malbec showing lovely and plush dark cherry fruit with a bit of new oak, vanilla and spice from the barrel treatment. From vineyards in the Uco Valley, Lujn de Cuyo and Medrano which are over 50 years old.

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By: Keith Mabry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/9/2013  | Send Email
Terrific blackberry fruit and raspberry coulis flavors mix with roasted meat and a touch of vanilla. It has a lush mouthfeel and supple sweet tannins. Many Malbecs have an overwhelming over-ripeness but this wine glides along a seamless edge of balance and fruit lusciousness.

By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/8/2013  | Send Email
In a sea of Argentina Malbec's you would be hard pressed to find one with this quality and value! Smoked spice, blackberry and crushed violet on the nose. On the palate it is soft, round and lush! Great notes of blackberry, blueberry, cassis and spice. Nothing over done with this wine. Super long finish with balanced tannins and acidity. All this for $9.99!! Buy it by the case.

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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 Ct 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