Finca El Origen Gran Reserva Malbec 2010, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$19.95 (65425)

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June 22, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The Grand Reserva series of Finca el Origen features a longer maceration period, 100% barrel ageing and grapes from...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a well balanced, full, succulent, evidently ripe but not excessive example of malbec from the slightly cooler...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Extremely dense black-ruby in colour, the 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec presents concentrated aromas of toasted...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A very pretty nose on this Malbec, with aromas of blueberry, dark plum, currants, violet, light cedar and baking spices. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with delicious forward fruit and spices, well balanced by fresh acidity and firm tannins. This wines finish is long, spicy and very flavourful. I find that in this vintage, this Malbec shows a leaner more restrained style than the last few vintages, but I have to commend them on moving to a much lighter bottle. Definitely better for the environment and the bottom line I am sure. This wine should appeal widely, strongly recommended.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

At 14.9% alc/vol we are in the same playing field here as Amarone and the big Cali cabs. That said, a pleasant drinking experience at this level becomes a question of balance…

Densely purple in the glass with stained tears that reveal a high level of extraction. Obvious oak influence but not overpowering. Aromas include a collage of vanilla, cedar, cinnamon, and ripe berries. Full bodied, but balanced with chocolate, mocha, and dark fruit plus enough acidity to hold the package together – for the price, this Argentinean bombshell will (or should) have mass appeal. Tasted Aug 2012

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