Durigutti 2018 Malbec Clasico
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
- Brothers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti are two of Argentina’s most sought after consulting enologists.
- Hector first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas, the forward thinking project that placed Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties.
- Pablo comes with his own star studded resume which includes a stint at Catena and connections with more old-vine landowners than anyone else in the region.
ABOUT THE WINE
- Their flagship Malbec bottling, this wine represents what Hector and Pablo Durigutti do best – It is a juicy, forward example of the varietal while at the same time astonishingly complex on the palate.
- High altitude fruit from La Consulta provides structure and power, while fruit from the warmer sector of Vistalba adds brightness and supple texture.
Vintage: 2018 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: La Consulta, Vistalba, and Medrano; Mendoza
Elaboration: Native yeast fermentation. Aged in new American oak for 10 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Héctor and Pablo Durigutti
Lush, with boysenberry, plum sauce, dark licorice and fruitcake flavor that are held together by a juice underpinning. Licorice and fruitcake notes take an encore on the slightly raisined finish.
Production: 19,100 cases | Alcohol: 14% | TA: 5.38 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l | pH: 3.65
PRESS & POINTS
2018 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2017 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2014 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2013 – 90+ Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2012 – 90 Points, Tastings.com
2011 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
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