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2007 Salentein Malbec "Finca El Portillo"

Finca El Portillo 2007 Malbec

Winery: Salentein

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Finca El Portillo"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $11

Cases produced: 71,000

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86.5)

Review date: April 13, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Malbec was the best from a collection of value priced Malbecs that we recently tasted. This Good wine just missed the Very Good level. A couple of tasters thought it warranted the extra half point. It opens with a faint blackberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth with juicy light blackberry flavors. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger nicely. This wine would be a fine option to have with a burger with sautéed mushrooms and smoked Gouda cheese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Wine of great structure, well-balanced acidity and long finish. It has an interesting ruby-red color with violet tints. The nose is rich in fruits, with reminiscences of plum, black fruits and blackberries. At the start of mouth, its tannins feel soft and pleasant, with marked roundness at the finish, and a strong fruity aftertaste.

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