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Doña Paula Estate High Altitude Malbectext
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16¼/20

Doña Paula Estate High Altitude Malbec 2019

Gualtallary, Tupungato, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaIn Tupungato’s Gualtallary, Finca Alluvia sits in the middle of nowhere, some 1350 metres above sea level or about 120 metres higher than Vancouver landmark Grouse Mountain. The stony, mineral, edgy malbec is aged in a mix of first, 2nd, and 3rd use French oak barrels. The fruit is black and blue but with a stronger floral, mineral undercurrent firm, dense tannins. Fresh, spicy and stony, you can drink this now or let it age comfortably for three to seven years. It is a sleeker, drier, more mineral, less puppy fat style malbec, perfect with a meaty pizza or a favourite Italian cheese.Tasted: 26 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.99 BCLS AB 17.99 select private retailers ON 15.99 LCBO QC 17.99 SAQ NS 17.99 NSLC MB 15.99 Manitoba's Liquor Marts Online Producer: Doña Paula EstateDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 631291UPC: 836950000056