Wine review: Durigutti 2007 Malbec Mendoza

durigutti malbecCrafted by two young brothers in the “new world” fashion, this beautifully complex malbec has received exultant praise from the industry. And it’s well-deserved. Hector and Pablo Durigutti have many years ahead of them and I can’t imagine this wine getting much better. But maybe it can? Sign me up.

Heavier and more full-bodied than most malbecs, this one is power-fruit-packed with black cherry, blackberry and blueberry. Throw in some cola, mint, vanilla and soft leather and you’ve got a big winner for the price. Also try the Durigutti 2007 Bonarda, auniquely brawny grape from Argentina.

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Sweetness: 1 out of 10
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Price: $15- $18
Occasion: Tasted with a distributor representative the first time and twice since. I still love it.
Availability: At specialty retailers
In Tampa Bay: Ed’s Fine Wines in Clearwater, Carrollwood Fine Wines, Wine Exchange in Tampa,  Mise en Place Restaurant in Tampa, A Taste  for Wine in St. Pete (Bonarda)

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