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Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017

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There are 4 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of blueberry and blackberry, mingled with smoke and leather. Full bodied and rich on the palate, with some firm tannins and bright acidity. Pair with grilled steak or mushrooms.
Melanie Lloyd rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This elegant ruby coloured Malbec has a beautiful nose with juicy plum and vanilla aromas along with violet, leather, oak, cloves, black pepper and herbal notes.

Luscious tart plum flavours come through on the palate and ends with cloves, cinnamon, and cedar notes. It is moderately full bodied with tannins that are present but smooth and a nice long finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this wine. Great value!

Tasted January 2019

WINE-FOOD PAIRING: Pair with roasted lamb, beef stew, grilled portobello mushroom, or with sausage.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Full-bodied Malbec with Damson plum, mocha and delightful herbal touches. Delicious match with roast pork or lamb.
Tasted Jan. 2019
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Bold and dark, this wine comes from the high-altitude Salta appellation of Argentina. It is a but different from Mendoza.
Up high, the grapes are exposed to higher UV light and grow thicker skins as a result.
This one certainly got its deep colour from those skins. Deep and brooding. It could use time in the cellar out to smooth out the tannins.
Violet, plum, and camphor.
Flavours of fleshy plum amd cherry, coffee, and apple skin. Fresh acidity. It is still early days for this well structured wine. An impressive cellaring wine. Pair it with barbecued mushrooms.

Natalie's Review

Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina: The 2017 vintage of the Cafayate Vesparo Malbec sources grapes grown in the Calchaqui Valley. Aromas of black fruit, dark smoke and toasty oak. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2022. 629790 15.40% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 5, 2019 Best Value Red Wine.  Full Review




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