Wine Spectator Magazine’s Top 100 wines for 2018.
The best ranked wine from South America in the Wine Spectator Top 100
92 Points - James Suckling
Malbec is synonymous with Argentina. A country that inspires tango and flamboyance. Sweet aromas of raisins and plum jam outstand. Elegant touch of smoke, pipe tobacco and vanilla notes dominate the nose.
The palate is very well balanced with sweet and soft tannins offers an harmonious bouquet. Fruity attack full of plums and chocolate notes combined with sweet and soft tannins. Dry fruits such as almonds and nuts appear at the end giving a very pleasant finish.
Don David is the reserve range of Michel Torino made up from the best grape selection. The aim in the vineyard is to gain concentration and to maximise fruit extraction. To obtain concentration and balance only vines older than 20 years are harvested. The harvest is manual, putting clusters in small 22 kg boxes. Pre-fermentation macerations takes place over 3 days at 5° C. Intense works is done during fermentation to gain good structure using 85% of selected yeasts. Post fermentations are handled up to a maximum of 30 days. After spontaneous malolactic fermentation, 70% of the wine is aged in small barrels of both American (40%) and French (60%) Oak for 12 months.
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12 out of 12 customers rated Don David (Argentina) 2017 Reserve Malbec as good value for money.
By: Fergus Lowrey on 16 April 2018Consider myself a traditionalist, and those countries that have Italian.Spanish heritage. Argentina Malbec has become a genuine focus. Colour, deep red, smell, earthy and of a good Red wine.Taste, is strong, not smooth, but becomes gentle....on the palate.....I enjoy that style. I drink to relax..at day's end, usually after my meal....Red Salmon, garlic onion & vegetables ....on pasta.....Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Tak Tothill on 12 July 2015Superb value for money and a good example of the Argie MalbecWould you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(4)
By: Rafael San Jose Iglesias on 20 June 2015Intense dark red colour. A rich, full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit flavours of blackberries and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and oak. Perfect with pasta, red meat dishes, such as beef or lamb, and a great alternative to Shiraz.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Cliff Boyt on 19 June 2015I loved this wine. Great value and nice change from ozzie reds.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Clynt Church on 12 May 2013An excellent example of the renowned Argie Malbec. Good full bodied value for money. I have travelled there many times and sampled a huge range and this is up with some of the best.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Westie Wino on 9 August 2011If you want a change from shiraz or cabernet savignon and want a nice full flavoured wine with body give this a try. The review said dark in colour but I found it had a lovely bright red colour in the glass and nice powerful nose. We had it with spinnach and ricotta canneloniwith a tomato based sauce and matched very wellWould you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(4)
By: Buck PageClassic Malbec, ticks all the boxes. Intense colour, aromas of ras berries and cherry. We'll balanced and full in the mouth with that lingering peppery finish that is Malbec.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Alan CadwalladerA fine example of a good quality Argentinian Malbec. Much enjoyed in my household when accompanying a flavoursome red meat dish like Boeuf BourguignonWould you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Jose Gonzalez GoniVery nice. Don David is a really good wine. I like the Cabernet the mostWould you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
By: Leigh Foster on 16 August 2013No comments left.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)
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