Bodega Renacer Malbec Punto Final Reserva 2008
Bodega Renacer is a boutique winery located in Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza. Lujan is considered as one of the best regions for growing Malbec. The winery especializes in Malbec and produces only 4 wines: Punto Final Clasico, Punto Final Reserva, Enamore and Renacer.
A uniquely herbal bouquet for a malbec, followed by juicy plums and cherries; the high alcohol content (14.5%) is immediately noticeable but burns off eventually, leaving a reasonably long finish. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=418)
Delicious, smooth Malbec. Give this a try if you're not a big fan of heavier and spicier Malbecs.
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A former partner at Vintilde;a San Pedro, Chilean Patricia Reich set out to change his career without leaving the business. So in 1999 he went to Mendoza to create Bodega Renacer, one of the first boutique wineries in Argentina. Renacer produces about 100,000 bottles, with a focus on malbec. The wineryrsquo;s style has been molded by acclaimed Italian winemaker consultant, Alberto Antonini, with grapes sourced form Jujaacute;n de Cuyo and Uco Valley. The Reserva Punto Final is an affordable introduction to that style, with aromas and flavors of violets and cherries and a round, soft texture mdash; big enough for a rib eye.
The 2006 Punto Final Reserva contains 99% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged for 10 months in French oak. It, too, was sourced from vineyards over 50 years of age but with lower yields. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of cedar, scorched earth, lavender, and black cherry. Layered, dense, and concentrated, it has tons of savory black fruit, spice notes, and excellent balance. This lengthy effort can be enjoyed now but will evolve in the bottle for 2ndash;3 years.
A juicy, modern style, with tasty fig, boysenberry, mocha and spice notes, followed by a ripe, vivid finish. Drink now.
Ripe and racy, featuring layers of boysenberry, plum skin, and floral raspberry flavors accented by espresso and cocoa nibs. The minerally finish is lively, with modest grip. Drink now through 2012.
The 2005 Punto Final Malbec Reserva is dark ruby-colored with an attractive nose of cedar and black cherry. Medium to full-bodied, the wine has plenty of savory flavor, density, and excellent length. It can be enjoyed over the next six years.
A dark, tarry style, with crushed plum, fig and hoisin sauce flavors backed by an invigorating licorice snap note on the ripe, muscular finish. Powerful but driven, this brings you back for more. Drink now through 2012.
Saturated ruby-red. Deep, smoky aromas of meat and espresso; rather syrah-like. Lush and creamy on entry, then full and slightly saline in the mouth, a step up in thickness of texture from the 2007 regular bottling. For all its sweetness and fullness, this boasts lovely verve and definition. Finishes with sauver tannins and very good lift. The crop level here, from 50+-year-old vines, was reportedly just 23 hectoliters per hectare. (A second bottle, which I rated a point lower, was less meaty but more aromatic on the nose, showing gingerbread and floral lift.)
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