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Doña Paula Malbec Los Cardos 2006

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At Doña Paula, they believe that wine should be a true expression of the land. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region are ideal, with unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Doña Paula Estate wines are wines of tremendous concentration and varietal character that result from the work, dedication and skill of the winegrowers and the passion, creativity and innovation of the wine makers. The wines are big-bodied and bold, yet lively, complex and elegant. This Bodega Seleccion is an intense deep violet colour with clean aromas of black-acid forest berries, black cherry, moka and spice box. It has elegance, finesse and multilayered expression.

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Varietal: Malbec
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Dona Paula:
In 1997, the Claro Group from Chile decided to expand its wine business into Argentina to continue the group’s tradition of producing world-class wines. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region contained the ideal and unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Claro Group’s first investme... Read more
In 1997, the Claro Group from Chile decided to expand its wine business into Argentina to continue the group’s tradition of producing world-class wines. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region contained the ideal and unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Claro Group’s first investment in the Argentine was to acquire the Ugarteche Estate. The estate encompassed approximately 140 hectares (346 acres) of old Malbec and Chardonnay vines, a requisite for producing a deep and balanced wine in the short term. The following year, the expansion continued and Tupungato Estate was obtained. The newly bought estate aided in giving the winemakers of Doña Paula a multi-faceted platform to work off. The underlying conditions showed a remarkable potential for delivering fresh, aromatic wines with high acidity, which were perfectly suited for short-cycle varieties. It took two years for the planting process to be completed, while concurrently the construction of a state-of-art winery commenced. In 1999, Doña Paula had its maiden harvest. It produced phenomenal and hugely promising results. However, due to the occasionally capricious nature of agriculture, disaster struck in the form of hail storms in 2000 and 2001, which inhibited wine production for those two years. Thus, the commercial release of Doña Paula wines onto the export market had to be delayed until the following year. After the unfortunate incidents in 2000 and 2001, Doña Paula has invested heavily in hail-proof nets     Since Doña Paula’s launch onto the international market in 2002, with its early exports going to: the United Kingdom; the United States of America and Continental Europe, the company has seen a constant and stratospheric rise in the annual sales of its wines. The successive growth records posted by Doña Paula in 2003 and 2004 caught major international and local attention, showing the firm to be a serious, emerging player in the Argentinean wine industry. Doña Paula soon developed a trademark style that consisted of a powerful complexity which was characterised by a unique fresh fruit concentration. Connoisseurs, importers and the press throughout Europe and the Americas were astounded by the distinctive savour of this wine, which ultimately led to Doña Paula receiving its first prestigious international accolade of “Value Brand of the Year” by Wine and Spirits magazine in 2004. Struggling to keep up with the demand that was placed upon Doña Paula, due to its success among customers, 2005 and 2006 saw a titanic influx of investment into the winery. The capacity of the winery was increased by another million litres in the form of stainless steel vats and a new winery was constructed on the main estate. This resulted in Doña Paula having a vat capacity of over 7 million litres. Throughout 2006 and 2007, Doña Paula acquired and fully planted two high altitude estates: Altamira (80ha.- 198 ac. Planting finish in 2006) and Gualtallary (120 ha.- 297 ac. Planting finished in 2007).The acquisition of these estates insured that Doña Paula wines consisted purely of estate-grown grapes and the end of 2006 saw Doña Paula ranked 12th out of more than 300 Argentinean wine exporters. Due to previous successes, the following years have allowed for Doña Paula to experiment with its wines and expand by diversifying the countries to which it exports. Korea, Honduras, El Salvador and Paraguay have been added to the list of nations to which Doña Paula is exported (currently, there are over 54 countries offering Doña Paula wines in restaurants and on the their shelves), and a new range was created in order to satisfy clients who wanted a unique, charming and extraordinary wine. An uncommon series of unique blends and rare varieties has culminated in the dawn of the Doña Paula premium range which incorporates: Alluvia; Salix Vineyard; Read less

Member Reviews for Doña Paula Malbec Los Cardos

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Snooth User: Argovino
1278402711
3.00 5
05/04/2013

The bouquet is almost undetectable, with the faintest aromas of smoke and wood. In the mouth there’s a mix of tart and bitter flavors reminiscent of fresh blackberries, though without much refinement; you’d expect more from what some once called the finest wine in Argentina. The star is the long, warm, layered finish. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=442)


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.00 5
07/30/2009

Cheio de frutas vermelhas, taninos redondos. Delicioso


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.00 5
07/30/2009

Café, frutas vermelhas, mas sem complexidade, um pouco alcoolico


Snooth User: Beaudeaux
941653163
4.50 5
11/14/2011

This is a truly elegant Malbec. There are complex fruit and spice notes with a balanced acidity. These qualities refine the Malbec flavor in a superior fashion compared to many other Argentine Malbecs. This was a great vintage for top Argentine Malbecs.


Snooth User: drsloat
175153131
3.50 5
07/13/2009

This was good but I liked the Layer Cake Shiraz-Malbec better.


Snooth User: bartholomute
35054067
3.00 5
01/10/2010

my boss at work turned me on to this wine. i am not really a fan of a dry tannic finish to any wine, but man did the syrah really balance out the malbec. pours a nice purple color, standard syrah. all the earth and fresh plum and jam of a syarh with the balanced mineral and dry tannins of a malbec. what a great blend.


Snooth User: darn1207
3315767
0.00 5
06/16/2009

was worth exactly the seven dollars I paid for it. pretty good, but not great.


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External Reviews for Doña Paula Malbec Los Cardos

External Review
04/30/2010

Los Cardos Merlot 2006 and all other premium wine from Los Cardos available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Argentina and all over the world.


External Review
04/30/2010

Dona Paula Malbec Seleccion de Bodega 2006 and all other premium wine from Dona Paula available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Argentina and all over the world.


External Review
04/30/2010

Dona Paula Merlot Estate 2006 and all other premium wine from Dona Paula available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Argentina and all over the world.


External Review
04/30/2010

Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and all other premium wine from Los Cardos available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Argentina and all over the world.


External Review
10/15/2009

Intense deep violet colour; clean aromas of black-acid forest berries, pencil lead, graphitenotes, black cherry, moka and spice box. It is probably the until now 'best' and one of themost structured versions of our Icon malbec, keeping intact its elegance, finesse andmulctilayered expression.


External Review
06/22/2010

A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2006 Dona Paula Malbec Seleccion de Bodega 750ml



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At Doña Paula, they believe that wine should be a true expression of the land. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region are ideal, with unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Doña Paula Estate wines are wines of tremendous concentration and varietal character that result from the work, dedication and skill of the winegrowers and the passion, creativity and innovation of the wine makers. The wines are big-bodied and bold, yet lively, complex and elegant. This Bodega Seleccion is an intense deep violet colour with clean aromas of black-acid forest berries, black cherry, moka and spice box. It has elegance, finesse and multilayered expression.

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