Color: dark purple red with violet hues. Aroma: profound and fruit forward, with ripe red berries, sweet spices and ...Read more...
A little tight on the nose with a distinct stony aspect to the black cherry, spiced black plum fruit. There's some chocolaty oak lurking under the ... Read more
Stemmy , smoky and filled with underbrush nuances on the nose, there’s also plenty of dark berry fruit here along with a hint of mushroom. Smooth, ... Read more
My Rating 87: Very firm wine typical Malbec. Well balanced with medium strong tannins. Nose a little short well balanced though. Nothing wrong with... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Graffigna Centenario Reserve Malbec
A little tight on the nose with a distinct stony aspect to the black cherry, spiced black plum fruit. There's some chocolaty oak lurking under the fruit as well as gentle balsamic spice notes. Soft tannins greet the palate with a nice acidic snap supporting the black cherry fruit. This is rather restrained by Malbec standard, showing nice spicy accents from oak aging and a lovely pop of wild plum fruit on the back end that leads to a moderately long, juicy finish supporting by ripe, fine grained tannins. Rather elegant and very well balanced. 88pts
Stemmy , smoky and filled with underbrush nuances on the nose, there’s also plenty of dark berry fruit here along with a hint of mushroom. Smooth, focused and rather restrained in the mouth, this has a fine tight core of polished tannins and integrated acidity supporting tobacco and tar framed flavors of dark plum and cherry fruit. Some wood spice shows up on the backend, though in a supporting role with the fruit remaining vivid and fresh through the moderately long finish. Showing a bit more elegance than you average malbec. 88pts
My Rating 87: Very firm wine typical Malbec. Well balanced with medium strong tannins. Nose a little short well balanced though. Nothing wrong with this wine. I paid $ 9.99 at Costco. That is a little steep for this wine
plumb and red fruit nose...medium bodied with a long finish
Very well-balanced malbec. Good, strong cherry flavors balanced by a softly floral oakiness and just the slightest twinge of coffee/licorice bitterness at the back end and a lovely finish. Really pleasurable wine, I'd buy a case of this!
External Reviews for Graffigna Centenario Reserve Malbec
The 2008 Graffigna Grand Reserve Malbec is deep violet red with purple hues. It is very aromatic, with typical plum notes combined with chocolate and toasted notes from the oak aging. The palate is sensual and lively, with sweet ripe tannins, good struct
Very aromatic presenting the typical plum aromas combined with smoke with chocolate notes, as a result of the oak and bottle ageing
Selected by The New York Times as one of Argentina s top ten Malbecs, this complex and attractive wine conveys its careful oak ageing. The result is an outstanding wine from the flagship Argentine variety.
WINEMAKING To ensure optimal quality of this 100% Malbec, all the grapes were picked by hand and harvesting was done in the early hours of the morning, when the temperature is cool. The grapes were then carried from the vineyards in small crates where they remained until they reached the press, in order to avoid crushing. After harvest, the Malbec grapes were macerated in their skins at cold, controlled temperatures for a period of 15 days, allowing the juice to obtain the deep color and intense fresh fruit aromas that is our Malbec trademark. Following fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks, maceration continued for another 7 days, obtaining even more aromas and structure. The wine was then aged in oak barrels (85% French Oak and 15% American Oak) for an additional 12 months where it gained complexity and elegance. Three additional months of ageing in the bottle allowed it to achieve its characteristic balance. The result is an elegant, yet powerful wine.
Color: dark purple red with violet hues. Aroma: profound and fruit forward, with ripe red berries, sweet spices and a hint of black pepper backed by toasted notes from its oak ageing. Palate: structured and balanced, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity that leads to toasted and vanilla hints on the ﬁnish.
Notes: 85% French Oak 15% American Oak
|Alcohol: 14%||pH: 3.6|
|Total Acidity: 5.1 grams per liter|
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