Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: ***+ $$ Bodega Nieto Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts:  Mendoza, Argentina is THE place for Malbec, of course.  We're trying one from a moderate price point today.

Original tasting and review : This is Bodega Nieto Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010.

In the glass: medium deep burgundy, opaque in the very center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows a deep bold cloak of purple fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be full, fragrant and boldly soft.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact soft, structured and brilliantly fragrant, showing hints of ripe blackberry, ripe blueberry, pear and slippery cedar glycerine in a mouth-filling basket. Fades gently and slowly in a lingering, yet exquisitely clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for potent friendliness.  Good value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Bodega Nieto Malbec.

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