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93 • Carlos Basso 2010 Dos Fincas, Malbec, Mendoza $12.99. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Opaque purple black color. Lush aromas of coffee yogurt, mixed berry compote, roasted vegetables and rosemary with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and long, elegant finish with hints of grilled pepper, spicy poached apple, and mint. Excellent style, vibrancy and structure that will shine at the table. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
92 • Cigar Box 2009 Reserve, Malbec, Mendoza $12.99. Best Buy.
Dark garnet violet color. Aromas of waxy apple, blackberry custard pie, and pepper with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart cranberry, grilled pepper, and mineral accented finish. An excellent wine that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
89 • Martino 2009 Old Vine, Malbec, Mendoza $18.99.
Opaque violet black color. Aromas of sautéed peppers and root vegetables and blackberry yogurt with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, structured finish with hints of craisins, pencil shavings and spice. Very nice. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
89 • Alberti 154 2010 Malbec, Mendoza $12.99. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Deep purple color. Bright boysenberry jam and chocolate covered espresso bean aromas with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich, apple, nut, cedar, and dusty mineral finish. Nice vibrancy and style. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
88 • Graffigna 2008 Centenario, Reserve, Malbec, San Juan $12.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of baked berries beets and peppers, and mocha creme brulee with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tart pomegranate and pepper dust accented finish. A nice table wine for Latin steaks. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
87 • Mallea 62 2010 Malbec, San Juan $10.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cracked pepper and raspberry pie with a lively, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy craisin, cedar, and citrus kissed finish with chewy tannins. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
85 • Fincas Rewen 2009 Malbec, San Juan $12.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet violet color. Creamy vanilla custard, raspberry tart aromas with a silky dryish medium body and a hint of tomatoes on the vine, citrus and sweet baking spices on the finish. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)