Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2008 Maipe Malbec

Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost
Wine Advocate # 180
Dec 2008 Jay Miller 90 Drink: 2008 - 2012 $13 (13)
The 2008 Malbec is a glass-coating purple color with a striking perfume of violets, black cherry, and black raspberry. Exhibiting surprising complexity for its price category, the wine has gobs of fruit, savory flavors, and excellent depth and length. It is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 3-4 years.

Alberto Antonini (think Altos Las Hormigas) is a consultant at Maipe which in and of itself is an indicator that the winery is focused on quality.

Importer: Kysela Pere & Fils, Winchester, VA; tel. (877) 492-7917; fax (540) 722-9258; www.kysela.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a find...and thanks to my local wine shop for the recommendation. We really enjoyed this Maipe offering which, for the money, is a great value. We tasted the 2008 with our homemade chili and it seemed to pair well with the spices and deep flavor. The finish is the most distinguishing characteristic...and the most wonderfully suprising for a $10 bottle of Malbec.