Bodegas Salentein Reserve Malbec 2017
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
VinousBright ruby-red. Pungent scents of cassis, blueberry and violet, plus a whiff of bitter chocolate. Plush, densely packed, very youthful wine with a restrained sweetness and excellent intensity and vinosity. Sexy dark chocolate and tobacco notes add interest to the dark fruit and spicy oak flavors, with harmonious balancing acidity keeping the wine fresh. Finishes with firm but suave tannins and subtle rising length. Still a bit reticent, this will be better in a year.
Wine EnthusiastA pitch-black color and aromas of raisin, tobacco, damp earth and blackberry announce a very ripe wine with some overripe elements. A clampy palate with biting tannins is home to flavors of graphite, baked plum and prune. Raisiny flavors along with tobacco and chocolate notes play out on a sappy, saturated finish.
Wine SpectatorCrisp, with fresh-crushed red fruit flavors that are supported by crunchy acidity. Cranberry zest detail emerges on the finish. Drink now through 2021.