Maipe Malbec 2010 received 90 points from the Wine Advocate
$13.99 for a 750 ml
The nose reveals dried plum and dark fruits, exotic spices, with
violet and chocolate. Round and fleshy, with enticing crushed
boysenberry fruit enlivened by a licorice snap note. Fresh
buried on the medium-weight, juicy finish.
"The 2010 Malbec Reserve spent 12 months in French oak. Cedar,
spices, incense, cherry cola, and assorted black fruits set the
a spicy, concentrated, layered Malbec that offers excellent
it over the next 5-6 years. "
Casarena 505 Malbec - Argentina $9.99 for a 750 ml
Bright intense red color with purple highlights. Seductive
fruity nose with plum, Black cherry and redcurrants stand out
with some notes of liquorices, which provides freshness. Sweet
entrance in mouth, with soft tannis which provides it with its
particular and embracing texture.
"Bright medium ruby-red. Subtly complex aromas of dark berries,
plum, lavender, pepper and flinty minerality. Seductively smooth
in texture, with a restrained sweetness and good vinosity to the
middle palate. Nicely rich, firmly structured malbec with broad,
dusty tannins and very good length. And better than a first crop
from new vines has any right to be."