Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec 2004, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$22.95 (155713)

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December 06, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

In the past, I’ve never been entirely certain how well Mendozan Malbec can age; though these days it seems better...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Surprisingly fruity and youthful for a 7 year old wine, made in a raisined, dried fig and date-flavoured style with...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Ripe, supple and appealing with ample fruit despite the vintage. Has softened up quite considerably and is best for...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

It's interesting to try an older Argentine malbec, and find it holding up well. The fruit bloom has faded somewhat...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Good fun to study a nine year-old Malbec though this one has entered well-done rib-eye, balsamic and prune territory....

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Community Reviews (5)

salthebest
salthebest

velvety and sweet tasting. it just leaves you wanting more

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Very nice!!! Tasted Sepetember 2012.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Very easy drinking Malbec.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

The aromas on this wine are pretty muted, after 12 months in French and American oak and about 5 years in bottle; blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, leather, pencil shaving and vanilla. The mouthfeel is thick, velvety and sweet with well integrated tannins. The finish is long, with concentrated fruit and earthy. All and all, enjoyable, great with BBQ meat. Only negative, I am not a fan of synthetic cork, a wine which spends this amount of time in bottle needs a real cork or quality Stelvin cap.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2004 Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec is a powerful full bodied wine full of oak, black berry and plum notes, with good tannins and acidity – that is if you manage to find an unspoiled bottle. I’ve tried 3 bottles of which 2 had notable fungusy/moldy notes. This wine is not corked as the enclosure is a plastic one. There is a quite a bit of sediment and the wine must be decanted. The LCBO has released it now 4 times – July 9th, 2011; August 4th, 2012; November 9th, 2013 and most recently (probably not the last) December 6th, 2014 keeping the price the same at $21.95 in the first three releases and adding a $1 in the latest one. Malbec from 2004 seems like a good buy, but don’t be fooled. An unfortunate wine tale that most likely can all be attributed to a plastic enclosure that is simply not doing its job. Tasted in Jan/15.

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