Monday, March 4, 2013

Review: *** $ Portillo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Portillo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011, finished at 14.% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta, opaque about a quarter inch from the edge.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows shy, dark plums.   From the aroma, seems like this will be restrained yet big, with dark fruit.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact aromatically darkened plums.  Big, black , sweet and taut.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Moving towards a plus because of the aromatics. Best value.

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

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