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Piattelli Malbec 2015

Piattelli Malbec 2015
Piattelli Malbec 2015

Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 4
Price: $24.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 15%

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Piattelli

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

Absolutely stellar Malbec from Piattelli, in high-up Cafayate. Higher altitudes means more skin development and better aromatics and acidity.
You definitely see a beautiful rich colour from the skins, here. Rich and glass-coating purple.
Aromas of black currant, plum, mint, smoke. Extroverted aromatics jump out at you.
The flavours are exactly what you want from Argentine Malbec. It's rich, but not flabby. There is plenty of structure (acid and tannin); giving it form.
Similar dark fruit (currant, plum), with some dried mint and herb.
This has some good cellar potential too. Give it half a decade, no sweat.
A great pairing would maybe be a classic tourtiere or some Korean beef.


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