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Rutini Malbec 2006

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 89 This is juicy, with raspberry and fig fruit flavors followed by spice and licorice notes on the open-knit finish. Drink now through 2009. Wine Tasting Notes Felipe Rutini Malbec has a concentrated nose with elements of wild berries, tobacco and vanilla. The palate is full, with rich black fruit flavors and a long, lingering finish with a touch of black pepper spice.

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Rutini Wines:
Rutini is a winery in the Maipu Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in the late 19th century by Italian winemaker Felipe Rutini, originally called La Rural, with the motto Labor et Perseverantia (“Labor and Perseverence.”) Eventually the winery expanded into Los Corralitos and Medrano. Upon his passing in 1915, his descendants continued the operation, producing fine Chard... Read more
Rutini is a winery in the Maipu Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in the late 19th century by Italian winemaker Felipe Rutini, originally called La Rural, with the motto Labor et Perseverantia (“Labor and Perseverence.”) Eventually the winery expanded into Los Corralitos and Medrano. Upon his passing in 1915, his descendants continued the operation, producing fine Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Chenin Blanc. In 1925, Rutini was the first winery to plant in the as yet unchartered Topungato region, recognizing its excellent viticultural possibilities for its climate and elevation. In 1994, Rutini was acquired by Argentinian winemaking icons Nicolas Catena and Jose Benegas Lynch, who have elevated the winery to become one of the region’s top quality producers. Principal winemaker is Mariano Di Paola, who oversees production at the state of the art facilities.  Read less

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Snooth User: SCM42
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3.00 5
02/05/2015

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Snooth User: Gusman
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4.50 5
02/15/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rutini Malbec

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dark, chewy style, with thickly layered iron, black currant and smoky toast notes that wind their way to a brawny finish. Plenty of stuffing, but not for fans of the elegant style. Best from 2007 through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Yet again this relatively affordable wine shows the charms and potential of Argentinean Malbec. It has a beautiful color and full, fruity aromas. The palate runs a bit sappy and upright, with cherry-based fruit that will go great with any type of grilled or braised meat. Clean, ripe and tasty, with the slightest bit of perky acids.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and juicy, with a solid core of raspberry and boysenberry fruit layered with sweet toast and vanilla notes. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dense but forward, with layers of raspberry and boysenberry fruit pushed by melted licorice and fruitcake notes on the medium-weight finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark red. Slightly musky aromas of black fruits, licorice, mint, leather and pepper. Juicy, spicy and on the lean side, with a cool peppery quality to the currant flavor. Comes across as a bit pinched, and less sweet than the merlot, but not hard. This fresh malbec needs to be served with food.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Waxy black fruits, pepper, and dark cherries make up the aromatic profile of the 2003 Malbec La Consulta. A structured, firm white, it has impressive depth, loads of dark fruit flavors, and a rustic, tannin-laden finish. Drink this value over the next 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The purple-colored 2006 Malbec was sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard and aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak. The nose emits scents of cedar, tobacco, blueberry, and black raspberry leading to a firm, slightly muted wine. The flavors are savory and it has good grip but the finish is slightly compact. Another two years of bottle age may round it out, but it should be consumed over the near term.


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Wine Spectator Review Rated 89 This is juicy, with raspberry and fig fruit flavors followed by spice and licorice notes on the open-knit finish. Drink now through 2009. Wine Tasting Notes Felipe Rutini Malbec has a concentrated nose with elements of wild berries, tobacco and vanilla. The palate is full, with rich black fruit flavors and a long, lingering finish with a touch of black pepper spice.

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