Puramun Malbec Reserva 2014
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
Wine EnthusiastPotent, inky aromas of blackberry and licorice reflect this beefy Malbec's opaque black color. In the mouth, this is energetic and not just heavy and extracted. Lightly salted black-fruit flavors are lifted by acidity, while this finishes deep and strong. Drink through 2022.
Wine AdvocateThe top of the range, the Co-Fermented, had not changed vintage, so I only tasted the 2014 Malbec Reserva from José "Pepe" Galante's (Salentein's winemaker) personal project. 2014 was a warmer vintage compared with the average. The grapes, sourced from different zones of the Valle de Uco in the province of Mendoza (Eugenio Bustos, Vista Flores, Chacayes and Gualtallary), fermented in small cement vats with neutral selected yeast after a cold soak. The wine matured in 225-liter French oak barrels. There is a peachy quality to the nose, with hints of plums, violets and some spices, and it opens up with some time in the glass. There is something earthy, and it's balanced, with fine tannins and penetrating flavors. From this year they have added one vineyard in Gualtallary at some 1,400 meters and it surely helped compensate for the extra ripeness of the year. 50,000 bottles produced.
Wine SpectatorWell-spiced, with lots of mulberry, ground white pepper and cocoa flavors that are supple. Pastry notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2019. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases made.
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