Cicchitti Malbec 2010

$13.99
Mendoza, Argentina
Chairman’s Selection
PLCB Code# 78101

 
The new releases begin with the 2010 Malbec, which spent 8 months in French and American oak. It offers up notes of earthy minerals, spice box, cherry cola, and assorted black fruits. This sets the stage for an elegantly styled Malbec with ample spicy fruit, good depth, and a medium-long, seamless finish. Drink this tasty effort over the next 6-8 years.
90 Points Wine Advocate,12/11
 
Spiced berry and cassis are the lead aromas on this medium-bodied, zippy Malbec. In the mouth, this shows mostly fresh acidity, red-fruit zest and snap. Flavors of loamy berry, baked plum and earth run dry, while the finish is compact in feel, light in weight and overall seems clean and fresh.”
89 Points Wine Enthusiast; 7/14
 
This has lots of ripe plum and cassis fruit, with oak and minerals.  There is good body and just mildly noticeable tannins.  The only disappointment was that it has a mild oiliness, like black olives on the finish.
88 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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