2009 Riccitelli Malbec Vineyard Selection

Year: 2009
Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"The 2009 Vineyard Selection is pure Malbec from Vistalba and Perdriel aged for 16 months in French oak, 50% new. It has a tense blackberry, cassis and smoke-scented bouquet that takes time to unfurl in the glass (so I would afford this one hour opening before serving.) The palate is sweet and opulent, but the acidity is fresh and lends this wine the focus and harmony it needs. The finish is voluminous and grippy with layers of macerated black cherry, fresh dates and black pepper, and comes armed with impressive persistency in the mouth. Drink now-2017.

I tasted an impressive range of wines from the bijou Matias Riccitelli estate that are flamboyant in style without compromising balance and composure." (WA)

Winery Notes:
A complex and refined Malbec, harvested from 20 to 80 year old vines. Intense aromas of black fruits, violets and hints of licorice. Great mouth- feel, perfectly balanced structure and a long, round, elegant finish. Pair with grilled meats and rich cheeses. Trophy Winner 2012 Argentine Wine Awards