Michel Torino Don David Malbec Calchaqui Valley 2011

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Vivacious red with violet sparkles. A noble tear indicates its firm structure. Plum jam and raisin combined with pipe tobacco, vanilla and toasted notes dominate the aromas. Very well balanced with sweet and soft tannins. Fruity, full of plum and chocolate notes. Pleasant finish.

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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
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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3.50 5
05/07/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michel Torino Don David Malbec Calchaqui Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
04/09/2014

(from vines on poor rocky soil at an altitude of 6,200 feet; aged entirely in new oak, 70% French and 30% American): Saturated medium ruby. Musky, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, licorice and violet, lifted by a peppery nuance. At once smooth and vibrant, with strong, harmonious acidity framing the penetrating flavors of blackberry, spices, violet, licorice and herbs. Plenty of oak here but nicely supported by intense fruit. Not at all a sweet style, but finishes with suave tannins, a whiff of herbs and excellent length. ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

Fresh, with silky tannins framing the raspberry ganache and cassis notes woven with hints of spice, iron and earth. Drink now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/15/2013

Displaying expressive plum jam, raisin and pipe tobacco aromas, with toasty vanilla notes, the wine has balanced, spicy dark fruits and cassis, almond and nutty notes on the long finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/10/2014

Displaying expressive plum jam, raisin and pipe tobacco aromas, with toasty vanilla notes, the wine has balanced, spicy dark fruits and cassis, almond and nutty notes on the long finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
10/04/2012

Very classic Mendoza malbec. Great value for the price. A perfect wine to always have around for those unannounced visitors! Check out their website below! Don David Website


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

(from vines on poor rocky soil at an altitude of 6,200 feet; aged entirely in new oak, 70% French and 30% American): Saturated medium ruby. Musky, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, licorice and violet, lifted by a peppery nuance. At once smooth and vibrant, with strong, harmonious acidity framing the penetrating flavors of blackberry, spices, violet, licorice and herbs. Plenty of oak here but nicely supported by intense fruit. Not at all a sweet style, but finishes with suave tannins, a whiff of herbs and excellent length.


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11/14/2013

Bright medium ruby. Very ripe but lively aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Sweet, suave and fine-grained, with a distinctly creamy character to the dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors. Well-integrated acidity keeps this plush malbec from coming off as heavy. Finishes with ripe tannins and very good length.


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Vivacious red with violet sparkles. A noble tear indicates its firm structure. Plum jam and raisin combined with pipe tobacco, vanilla and toasted notes dominate the aromas. Very well balanced with sweet and soft tannins. Fruity, full of plum and chocolate notes. Pleasant finish.

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