2008 Deumayen Wines Malbec Trez Reserva Mendoza
Producer: Deumayen Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
Good full ruby-red. Ripe currant, blueberry, spicecake and sexy oak on the nose and palate. Suave, vinous and nicely delineated; a rather claret-like midweight with real energy. The berry flavors are complicated by tobacco leaf and fresh herbs. Finishes sexy and long, with firm tannins and excellent intensity.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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