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El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbectext

El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbec 2020

Calchaqui Valley, Salta, North, ArgentinaThis malbec comes off vineyards at Cafayate's Finca la Maravilla (1700m) and ChaƱar Punch, at 2000m. It was fermented (partial native and partial whole cluster) in a blend of stainless and concrete, before 1 years' rest in a 25/75 older French barrels / stainless steel and concrete. Very ripe and fruit forward, with mouth filling crushed cassis, cherry, and wild blueberry, seasoned with dark chocolate and wild herbs. The velveteen palate is framed with sueded tannins, finishing with alluring sweet spices and a bitter edge. Very well handled and quite complete, ready for cracking into now.Tasted: 02 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$16.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$15.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Bodega El EstecoDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 10921UPC: 7790189043495