2011 Renacer "Punto Final" Reserva Malbec

SKU #1161056 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 With its reliance on old-vines vineyards, Renacer often comes out with great wines. This is one of them. Smoky, leathery berry aromas are inviting, while the mouthfeel is silky and plush. Oaky flavors of chocolate, smoked meat and vanilla accent ripe berry flavors, then clove and baking spices pour onto the finish.  (4/ 2014)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This dark, polished red mixes crushed blackberry, cassis, plum skin, underbrush and olive hints on a full-bodied frame. The long finish ends with an aftertaste of mocha. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2013)

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/22/2014  | Send Email
Here is a wine which, for whatever reason, had fallen off my radar. Then a customer emailed me to let me know that he was looking for this wine; it is one of his favorite Malbecs and why didn't we carry it anymore? So, to that customer, I thank you for reminding me of the wine and once again proving the old adage: "The customer is always right." As usual, this is a wine featuring rich fruit and slightly toasty, high-quality oak, resulting in a spicy, fruit-forward wine that is crowd pleasing and should make plenty of folks happy.

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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