Piattelli 2013 Premium Reserve Malbec – 90 Points and Top 100!
Piattelli 2013 Premium Reserve Malbec
Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
In the 1940’s, the Piattelli family immigrated to Mendoza, bringing with them a winemaking legacy from their native Tuscany. Their tradition and passion continue to be the strong legacy behind this prestigious wine. Luján de Cuyo is a region celebrated for its perfect combination of rocky soils, thermal amplitude, and warm sun. These characteristics define the aromas and flavors that distinguish this remarkable wine. The grapes used are USDA certified organic, there is no need for pesticides as the area is pest-free due to naturally low humidity and high altitudes. The 2013 Premium Reserve Malbec is 100% Malbec, aged in oak barrels for 8 months. A striking, slightly smoky wine with a deep burgundy hue, Premium Reserve Malbec’s fruity bouquet delights the senses and warms the palate with notes of blackberries, blueberries and lavender, lingers with a gentle tannin pull, and finishes with subtle flavors of toasted hazelnuts.
“Redolent of blueberry and dark currant, this fresh, pure style is matched with plenty of minerally components. The complex finish offers white pepper and bittersweet chocolate details. Drink now through 2019.”
90 Points – #44 Top 100 of 2015