1853 Grand Reserve Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2012 Red - 750 ml
91 points by James Suckling
90 points by Decanter
90 points by Robert Parker
An exuberant Malbec, distinguished and balanced at the same time.
Intense ruby color that allows the perception of red fruits on the nose and has a wonderful body.
1853 was the year Malbec was introduced to Argentina from France. Vines were planted in 1910, this is why the line is labeled “Old Vine Estate”.
Region: La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina.
Winery: Marcelo Pelleriti.
Grape: 100% Malbec, a black-skinned grape variety native to southwestern France, but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina.
Production: 24 months in French Oak barrels. 12-month bottle storage.
Pairing: Veal, lamb, birds.
Extremely popular, Argentinian Malbec is an inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate. This wine tends to have mellower tannins than its French counterpart.