Durigutti Malbec 2008

MSRP: $15.59
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Per bottle label: It has neither been cold stabilized, filtered nor refined. As a result, it may contain light deposi...

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  • WS: 90

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Color is dark purple. On the nose, mainly blackberry and blueberry. On the tongue, predominantly jammy blackberry and blueberry with overtones of c... Read more

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Here is the description from the wine bar that had this in the "Sexy Reds" flight: "A lush, toasty style, with lots of cocoa and roasted vanilla u... Read more

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Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,163
3.00 5
01/07/2012

Color is dark purple. On the nose, mainly blackberry and blueberry. On the tongue, predominantly jammy blackberry and blueberry with overtones of cassis and tar with subtle tar and smoke. Medium bodied plus, refined tannins, moderate fruity/smokey finish; good velvety, dense and fruity mouthfeel. Recommended.


Snooth User: RF Wino
70951340
3.50 5
01/09/2011

Very smooth


Snooth User: klaustima
97977123
2.50 5
12/29/2011

Here is the description from the wine bar that had this in the "Sexy Reds" flight: "A lush, toasty style, with lots of cocoa and roasted vanilla up front, follows by dark, well-layered fig, boysenberry and mulled currant fruit favors. 89 PTA Wine Spectator Franklin, I found this wine unremarkable. Hallow, with nothing of the aspects promised by the description. Who has roasted vanilla as a reference frame anyway? I'll try it again but my expectations will be lower.


Snooth User: Douglas Shearer
49062110
0.00 5
09/22/2012

Horrible tasting wine! The wine smelled like and tasted like formalin! Having been a medical examiner, I know the characteristics of this toxic chemical compound all too well. I amd 3 of my friends all agreed - this wine is totally undrinkable! We dumped the remainder of this foul liquid down the drain! Avoid this wine like the plague!


Snooth User: sbrock26
2760798
4.00 5
10/31/2010

Great Malbec from one of the best producers in Argentina. Good balance, strawberry and raspberry fruit, nice clean finish.


External Reviews for Durigutti Malbec

External Review
05/22/2011

Ripe, verging on jammy, but manages to keep its raspberry and blackberry fruit honest in the end. Flashes of sweet spice and mineral, with a juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/22/2011

Good medium ruby. High-toned aromas of blackberry pastille, licorice, violet and fresh herbs. Vinous and on the lean side, with fresh acidity framing the candied blackberry and licorice flavors. Juicy but a bit dry on the back. Not bad, but a tad pinched.


External Review
05/22/2011

A lush, toasty style, with lots of cocoa and roasted vanilla up front, followed by dark, well-layered fig, boysenberry and mulled currant fruit flavors. The long finish lets all the fruit hang nicely, with an underlying graphite hint supporting it all. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
09/27/2011

Durigutti is a noted Mendoza consultant who makes more ambitious wines, as well as this fruity and approachable malbec. It's full of juicy cherries and strawberries, with a springtime freshness.


External Review
05/22/2011

Purple in color, with oaky aromas manifested in the form of sawdust, cinnamon and chocolate. Ripe berry and plum notes carry the toasty palate, and the finish comes back with additional chocolate, toast and vanilla. Rich and solid.


External Review
05/22/2011

Good blackberry, plum and black cherry fruit, along with notes of coffee and beef. Slightly rustic finish, but good, solid fruit. Drink now.


External Review
05/22/2011

Good ruby-red. Dark berries, sweet cherry, spices and smoked meat on the nose. Supple on entry, with a jammy sweetness. Easygoing currant and spice flavors. Not bad, but I lowered my score a bit for a distinct greenness that was not in harmony with the wine's riper elements.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Per bottle label: It has neither been cold stabilized, filtered nor refined. As a result, it may contain light deposits. Decant if necessary.

Per bottle label: It has neither been cold stabilized, filtered nor refined. As a result, it may contain light deposits. Decant if necessary.

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Closure: Cork

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Alcohol: 14%

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