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Pulenta Estate Malbec 2017 - 750ml

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94pts James Suckling

Very attractive and ripe dark plums and blackberries on the nose here with a super fresh array of sleek, fresh tannins, bathed in fruit and there’s a long, rich red-plum and cherry core. Smooth and very elevated into the finish. Impressive.

91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The varietal 2017 Malbec was cropped from a warm and dry year after some cooler and wetter vintages, a year of low yields after some frost. It mixes grapes from Agrelo and Los Árboles and fermented in a combination of stainless steel, concrete and oak with selected yeasts. It matured in French barriques, 20% of them new, for nine to 12 months, depending on the lot. 2017 was a warmer year compared with 2018 and 2019, and this wine shows a little riper but without excess. In a warmer year, they might use a little more fruit from the Valle de Uco to compensate the natural conditions of the vintage. It has an expressive nose, open and complex. This is selected from lower-yielding plots, and they are very careful with the oak so it doesn't mark the wines too much. It keeps the elegant and traditional house style. 120,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.

Winemaker Notes

The wine has a very bright and intense violet color. Its aroma expresses red fruits like strawberries and cherries, balanced with the spicy notes of the oak. On the palate, it is round, with soft tannins and delicate mineral notes proving to be a wine of great character and remarkable structure.