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Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2013 Wine Review

Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2013

Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2013

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Fabre Montmayou

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

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This Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2013 was reviewed on September 2, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This wine is a breath of fresh air in a market reality of boozy, overripe new world reds. It shows that a Malbec can be big, ripe, and still felresh with natural acidity.
Long macerations to extract maximum colour and aromatics. Lots of French oak too (but not too much).
This wine has a pretty bordelais garnet colouration to it. Some slight purple accents too.
Aromatically, it is velvety and serious at the same time. Lots of bergamot, plum, blueberry, currant, and pipe tobacco. There is a slight cedary rusticity to it, from the extended oak aging.
Flavourwise, it is juicy, spicy, and persistent. It was definitely aided by almost an hour of decanting. Things mellow amd some more violet florality emerged. There are some lovely plum, prune, blackberry, currant, and smoke to it.
Delicious and complex. This would do well being cellared for maybe 5-7 years.
Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva (2013) is an Argentinean Malbec from the Mendoza wine region produced by Domaine Vistalba. Wine grapes are grown on vines that are over 80 years old in Vistalba and Las Compuertas regions, and cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare and aged in French barrel for 12 months. Lots of blackberry fruit, plum, leather and spice. Drink now or hold in cellar for three years. - Community Wine Reviews



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