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Caja de Regalo-Vino Malbec-Vinos-Rutini-Regalos Empresarios Estuche Con Vino Achaval Ferrer Malbec Rutini Extra Brut 2005

Member Review by Luigi Mercone:

Another bruiser from trusty AF--unlike the more immediately accessible Altamira, this one for lying down and waiting...say until your kid has graduated college, or at the very least high school. Extreme concentration from ruthless vine pruning and a reflection of the dessication factor found at the altitude at which it is grown. Prunes, pencil shavings, leather in a tumult of wine nowhere near settling down or drinkable. Unlike the 2004, which still wild at heart is perhaps a decade away from maturity, this one is like the '96 barolos--terrific potential for aging but is a long-term prospect if you have the patience and the cellar.

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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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Member Reviews for Caja de Regalo-Vino Malbec-Vinos-Rutini-Regalos Empresarios Estuche Con Vino Achaval Ferrer Malbec Rutini Extra Brut

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Snooth User: Luigi Mercone
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4.50 5
10/17/2007

Another bruiser from trusty AF--unlike the more immediately accessible Altamira, this one for lying down and waiting...say until your kid has graduated college, or at the very least high school. Extreme concentration from ruthless vine pruning and a reflection of the dessication factor found at the altitude at which it is grown. Prunes, pencil shavings, leather in a tumult of wine nowhere near settling down or drinkable. Unlike the 2004, which still wild at heart is perhaps a decade away from maturity, this one is like the '96 barolos--terrific potential for aging but is a long-term prospect if you have the patience and the cellar.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
06/25/2007

Very fruity nose, some sediment (decant before serving). Tobacco, spice and leather on the mouth. A very rich, fruity wine with a spicy finish.


Snooth User: hipergas
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5.00 5
06/05/2008

Holy crap! I had no idea malbec had this side to it. I was slack-jawed for the rest of the evening, and we had the Finca Altamira and Cheval des Andes too. The complexity is mind-numbing, and the wine just made me think of the entire Mendoza dessert aromatics: the shrubs, the herbs and the dirt. I promise this wine will change the way you see malbec. Lose yourself in a (big) glass of this.


External Reviews for Caja de Regalo-Vino Malbec-Vinos-Rutini-Regalos Empresarios Estuche Con Vino Achaval Ferrer Malbec Rutini Extra Brut

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Compared to the 2004, the 2005 Finca Mirador Malbec is more dense and austere. This is nevertheless fresh, racy and vital, with cherry fruit that is very poised with gorgeous ripeness. On the palate that racy, energetic character continues, with some black olive savoury character and racy, crisp raspberry fruit and acidity into a long finish.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

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