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Ar Guentota Malbec, Belasco de Baquedano, Mendoza 2011

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Type: Red
Producer: Belasco de baquedano
Grape: Malbec
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2011
Body: Full bodied
Alcohol: 15%
Sweetness: Dry

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This has some serious pizazz and sparkle – just the perfect way to amp up your Christmas fun! Effortlessly enticing on the nose it is packed full of rhubarb and deliciously concentrated raspberries with just a hint of smoky spice. On the palate expect more of that bright fruit and a gentle smoked pepper edge with a feather soft finish. Don’t put up with over-oaked, syrupy excuses for Rioja, instead reinvent your Christmas hunk of beef with this juicy, jiggle inducing and totally fresh version of everyone’s go to Christmas tipple.

Tasting Notes

It was Jancis Robinson that first put us on to this fantastic Malbec, bless ‘er. We’d struggled to find one that met our ridiculously high standards. We tasted hundreds of them. So often, they were just ok. They ticked boxes. We sipped and shrugged and thought, “is that it?” So when Jancis raved about the 2008 vintage, we demanded samples. It flat-out astounded us, and we’ve been hooked ever since. This is the fourth vintage that we’ve bought and couldn’t be more delighted with the consistency of quality from this estate.

Press Note:

"A rich and dense red with dark berry, blueberry and mineral character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a intense finish. Very soft and silky. Balanced yet flavor and dense. Drink now or hold." James Suckling

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