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Michel Torino Cuma Malbec Cafayate Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Herbs, particularly rosemary, and black plummy fruit greet the nose followed by decidedly balsamic and bitter aromas of quinine and Chinato. Light, fresh, and energetic in the mouth, there’s a nice blend of power and clarity here and unlike much Malbec with is nicely dry. At its core there is that faint bitterness and touch of black spice that Malbec is capable of and this gains complexity in the mouth while retaining the fresh perfumes of crushed berry fruits, most notably mulberries and blackberries. Clean, fresh and clear on the finish, this lacks a touch of length but does gain some nuanced oak influenced complexity as the fruit, now turning red and a touch austere, fades from the palate. A lovely wine that may lack the power some look for but offers complexity and nuance at a great price. 87pts

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Region: USA » New York » Torino
Winery: Michel Torino
Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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Michel Torino:
The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its building... Read more
The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its buildings, covered with silver shone and its people dressed in gold. In 1692 an earthquake buried the city and his its treasures. In the late 1970's the company bought the El Esteco estate and recovered the hidden treasure. We discovered the riches came from the soil. In honour to the legend, El Esteco produces the best grapes used for Michel Torino top export wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Michel Torino Cuma Malbec Cafayate Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,691
3.50 5
04/18/2014

Herbs, particularly rosemary, and black plummy fruit greet the nose followed by decidedly balsamic and bitter aromas of quinine and Chinato. Light, fresh, and energetic in the mouth, there’s a nice blend of power and clarity here and unlike much Malbec with is nicely dry. At its core there is that faint bitterness and touch of black spice that Malbec is capable of and this gains complexity in the mouth while retaining the fresh perfumes of crushed berry fruits, most notably mulberries and blackberries. Clean, fresh and clear on the finish, this lacks a touch of length but does gain some nuanced oak influenced complexity as the fruit, now turning red and a touch austere, fades from the palate. A lovely wine that may lack the power some look for but offers complexity and nuance at a great price. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,691
4.40 5
04/18/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michel Torino Cuma Malbec Cafayate Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/02/2012

The flagship varietal from Argentina. NOP certified organic, this wine exhibits a lively red-violet color, with opulent aromas of bright cherry and plum jam, raisin, vanilla and rosemary notes. On the palate, there is plenty of ripe fruit, with date and raisin flavors, and soft, sweet tannins, and a trace of nuts and spice on the long finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/31/2013

The flagship varietal from Argentina. NOP certified organic, this wine exhibits a lively red-violet color, with opulent aromas of bright cherry and plum jam, raisin, vanilla and rosemary notes. On the palate, there is plenty of ripe fruit, with date and raisin flavors, and soft, sweet tannins, and a trace of nuts and spice on the long finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



Dietary Information: Organic


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