2017 Maipe Malbec Reserve Bag in Box 3.0 L

Year: 2017
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$29.95

2018 WINE ENTHUSIAST TOP 100 BEST BUY: #88

"Peppery notes accent the dark currant, red plum and dried raspberry flavors, backed by firm acidity. Cocoa powder details show on the tannic finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 840 cases imported. -KM" (WS)

"The juicy and fruit-driven 2017 Maipe Malbec Reserve is produced with a selection of grapes from Agrelo and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The oak is barely noticeable and comes through as a soft, easy-to-drink Malbec. 360,000 bottles produced." (WA)

"Cherry and berry aromas with citrusy tropical notes are suggestive of Sangria. This Malbec is full, firm and pulling on the palate. Exotic flavors of blueberry and black currant are gamy, while this is reserved on the finish. Michael Schachner" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Made from 100% hand-selected Malbec from the best parcels of the estate. The grapes are carefully chosen and fermented in small lots to preserve the vineyard identity. Alcoholic fermentation for 12 days with indigenous and selected yeasts, at temperatures of 26 and 30°C, combining, remontage, pigage and delestage in order to obtain the best quality of tannins and structure. The resulting wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels to fully reveal the character of the Andean terroir. The nose reveals dried plum and dark fruits, exotic spices, with hints of violet and chocolate. Round and fleshy, with enticing crushed plum and boysenberry fruit enlivened by a liquorice snap note. Fresh acidity lies buried on the medium-weight, juicy finish.