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11 Feb 2009 2006 Malbec, Punto Final Reserva, ReNacer, Mendoza
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The wine is a blend of 40% Uco Valley fruit and 60% Agrelo fruit.  The blend is Malbec (99%) and Cabernet Franc (1%).  The grapes were cold soaked for 12 days at 8 C and fermented with native yeasts over 17 days in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 27 C and 31 C.  The wine as aged in French Oak barriques for 10 months.

Appearance: opaque ruby/black core -> ruby rim

Nose: medium intensity with aromas of spices (allspice, mace), anise, perfume, berry

Palate: high acidity; medium+ to high alcohol; medium, slightly green tannins; Flavors that match the aromas.  Note: green tannins picked up on finish.

Quality: good but green tannins distract from the finish.

Notes: Top 100 Wines for 2006, Wine Spectator (91 points)
Top 100 Wines for 2006, Wine Enthusiast (92 points for 2004 vintage)