Friday, March 2, 2012

Punto Final Reserva Malbec 2006

Definitely one of my all time favorite Malbec. 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Punto Final Reserva contains 99% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged for 10 months in French oak. It, too, was sourced from vineyards over 50 years of age but with lower yields. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of cedar, scorched earth, lavender, and black cherry. Layered, dense, and concentrated, it has tons of savory black fruit, spice notes, and excellent balance. This lengthy effort can be enjoyed now but will evolve in the bottle for 2-3 years." (08/09) This is a big wine, but not a monster. Boldly structured, the Reserva is a much more serious effort than the Clasico. Showing an opaque, purple-black color, this reserve bottling shows deeply pitched dark fruit and cocoa aromas, with a hint of braised meat adding more complexity. It is extracted on the palate, chock full of blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors. A modern style to be sure, but still showing good balance, this wine is an incredible bargain.

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