TintoNegro Limestone Block Malbec 750 mL

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80% of 100
SKU
878199
TintoNegro Limestone Block Malbec 750 mL
  • country-labelArgentina
  • region-labelMendoza
  • winestyle-labelRed
  • grape-labelMalbec
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About This Wine

  • PAIRING

    Pair this with roasted game meats or a pepper-encrusted sirloin steak.
  • WINEMAKER

    TINTONEGRO, meaning "black wine" in Spanish, is meant to celebrate the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color.
  • PRODUCTION

    Malbec has a wonderful affinity for co-fermentation – vinifying with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lends additional intensity and structure. Cabernet Franc adds complexity to Malbec's floral character while Petit Verdot lends finely grained tannins. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak, 30% new.
  • POINTS

    2014 Vintage - 91 Points, James Suckling

    "A red with lots of ripe fruit plus subtle hints of strawberry jam. Medium to full body, soft tannins. A tar and spice finish. Pure malbec planted in Uco's limestone soils. Beautiful texture."

    2013 Vintage - 90 Points, Robert Parker

    "The 2013 Malbec Limestone Block is sourced from the south of the Uco Valley, in San Carlos and Altamira, selected from places where there’s a higher content of chalk, usually in the stonier soils. It is co-fermented with a small quantity of Cabernet Franc (7-8%). The wine feels serious and well-balanced, with notes of ripe red and black fruits, a fresh herbal note, a mineral feeling and a medium-bodied palate with fine-grained tannins and good balance. It should age well. Drink 2014-2020."

    2012 Vintage - 92 Points, Robert Parker

    "The most expensive effort, but still a great value, is the 2012 Malbec Limestone Block. There are 500 cases of this wine that was aged nine months in French oak From a 4,000 foot elevation and very rocky soils, it tips the scales at a boisterous 14.5% natural alcohol. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by a sweet perfume of crushed rock minerality, acacia flowers, blackberries and cassis as well as a hint of vanillin. This powerful, concentrated, impressively endowed Malbec should drink well for 5-7 years."

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