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Rutini Red Blend la Consulta Cabernet Malbec 2010

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Ripe blackberry and black currant fruit, along with cocoa, loam and spice notes. Fleshy, structured finish lets the fruit stretch out. Very solid. Drink now through 2006.

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Rutini Wines:
Rutini is a winery in the Maipu Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in the late 19th century by Italian winemaker Felipe Rutini, originally called La Rural, with the motto Labor et Perseverantia (“Labor and Perseverence.”) Eventually the winery expanded into Los Corralitos and Medrano. Upon his passing in 1915, his descendants continued the operation, producing fine Chard... Read more
Rutini is a winery in the Maipu Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in the late 19th century by Italian winemaker Felipe Rutini, originally called La Rural, with the motto Labor et Perseverantia (“Labor and Perseverence.”) Eventually the winery expanded into Los Corralitos and Medrano. Upon his passing in 1915, his descendants continued the operation, producing fine Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Chenin Blanc. In 1925, Rutini was the first winery to plant in the as yet unchartered Topungato region, recognizing its excellent viticultural possibilities for its climate and elevation. In 1994, Rutini was acquired by Argentinian winemaking icons Nicolas Catena and Jose Benegas Lynch, who have elevated the winery to become one of the region’s top quality producers. Principal winemaker is Mariano Di Paola, who oversees production at the state of the art facilities.  Read less

Member Reviews for Rutini Red Blend la Consulta Cabernet Malbec

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Snooth User: yirenshui
3797311
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/19/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: PhotoFox
268296145
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/10/2011

Love to have this every time we are in Argentina


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2010

This stained my lips and teeth so purple that when I was giving my daughter a bath she asked me why lips were brown. Besides that wonderful anecdote, there isn't much to say here. Hard to tell it apart from all of the other Mendoza malbecs, which is not a bad thing. Mendoza malbecs are delicioso.


Snooth User: Robbie2011
83493315
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/11/2011

This a wonderful wine. U can taste some berry fruit in it. Also has lite spice flavor.


Snooth User: MarioRobles
92120468
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/28/2009

A food wine... elegant!


Snooth User: winebat
2702254
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/04/2009

We love Malbecs but were disappointed in this one. Nothing subtle about the tannins - it had pronounced bitter and astringent tones that overshadowed and kept any other qualities from shining through.


Snooth User: bwated
18309941
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/20/2009

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Rutini Red Blend la Consulta Cabernet Malbec

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Ripe blackberry and black currant fruit, along with cocoa, loam and spice notes. Fleshy, structured finish lets the fruit stretch out. Very solid. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Dense but forward, with layers of raspberry and boysenberry fruit pushed by melted licorice and fruitcake notes on the medium-weight finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Smoky and big on the nose, with crusty black-fruit flavors backing that up. The wine is less deep and more hard and scratchy than some Mendoza Malbecs, but itrsquo;s solid and sure-footed even if the mouthfeel is stark. Probably better with food than others due to its leaner, less opulent style.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

This is an excellent example of high-altitude malbec, grown in the Alto Valle de Uco above 3,200 feet, full of fresh, almost mineral acidity, juicy cranberry aromas and foresty character on the palate; its incisive tannins create a firm, athletic structure. Drink it now with a steak, or save space in your cellar, as it will most likely evolve with age.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Dark red. Slightly musky aromas of black fruits, licorice, mint, leather and pepper. Juicy, spicy and on the lean side, with a cool peppery quality to the currant flavor. Comes across as a bit pinched, and less sweet than the merlot, but not hard. This fresh malbec needs to be served with food.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

A dark, chewy style, with thickly layered iron, black currant and smoky toast notes that wind their way to a brawny finish. Plenty of stuffing, but not for fans of the elegant style. Best from 2007 through 2009.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

The purple-colored 2006 Malbec was sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard and aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak. The nose emits scents of cedar, tobacco, blueberry, and black raspberry leading to a firm, slightly muted wine. The flavors are savory and it has good grip but the finish is slightly compact. Another two years of bottle age may round it out, but it should be consumed over the near term.


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<p>From the most visited winery in Argentina, this deep red, almost purple wine is peppery on the palate with full fruit flavors and nice sweet tannins.</p>

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