Salentein Malbec Reserve 750 ml • 2017 •

country: Argentina / region: Mendoza / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Bodega Salentein / vintage: 2017 / sku: 20545
Wine & Spirits   94 Points
James Suckling   92 Points
Reg. $19.99 $15.99
DESCRIPTION:
On the nose, it is intense and complex with outstanding aromas of red fruits, black berries, as well as delicate floral notes. On the palate, its entry is sweet and mild. It is a fruity and fresh wine with good intensity.

Bodegas Salentein is a pioneer in premium wine making in the Uco Valley. The perfect conditions of the region for the grapes’ growth, combined with the unique qualities of its plantations and its five different microclimates, give as a result wines of exceptional characteristics.

• Malbec •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Barbeque
Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Lamb

Ratings

Wine & Spirits   94 Points
James Suckling   92 Points
W&SWine & Spirits: 94 points
This may be a fraction of the price of Salentein’s Primum Malbec (also recommended here), but it’s just as good, in a completely different style. There’s no spicy oak or tobacco-scented tannins boosting the fruit here; instead, it’s just pure, fresh, floral malbec, purple and bright. Herbal notes add a cool spice, giving it a vibrant Andean feel.
JSJames Suckling: 92 points
This offers some ripe dark-berry and plum aromas with an edge of black tea and crushed purple flowers. The palate has a super smooth, juicy and flavorful core of smooth tannins, carrying dark-cherry and plum flavors.