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2011 Graffigna Estate Centenario Reserve Malbec – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.graffignawines.com

Since I’m sort of a South American wine-zealot, I’m always anxious to try wines from that part of the world I haven’t tried yet – as was this case with this wine. It’s a “reserve” malbec for a reasonable price so I was more than happy to give it a go-around.

Technical Data:

  • Appellation: San Juan, Argentina
  • Alcohol: 14 % alc/vol
  • Total Acid: 5.1 g/L
  • pH: 3.6
  • Cooperage: 12 months (85% French Oak, 15% American Oak))
  • Price:  $15

Nose: Plums, pepper, black cherry and Tobacco.

Taste: Plastic action figurine, with dark fruits, spice, black pepper, and cocoa. The mid palate has decent acid with good fruit, however, the finish is just “okay” for me – not the more memorable of malbec’s I’ve had from Argentina.

W.E.P. Rating: 70%