By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member
The 2009 Fincas Don Martino "Viña Violeta" Malbec Old Vines Mendoza ($14.99) has to be one of the top five Argentine Malbecs to hit our wine market in 2011. The purity of this wine and level of complexity is just astounding. Deeply colored, the opulent nose offers cocoa, cassis, anise, cigar box, and cedar in gondolan amounts. In its expansive, broad set of flavors, you are treated to a wine of intense richness of a plummy, currant, and white pepper characteristic, with well-integrated tannins, superb complexity, layers of flavor, and a finish that refuses to give up. (11/03/11)
Drink from 2011 to 2020
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