Don David (Argentina) 2018 Reserve Malbec
87 Points Wine Enthusiast
Earthy, roasted plum and black-fruit aromas. On the palate, this Salta Malbec feels heavy and demanding. Ripe but short berry, spice and herbal flavors finish with a mix of wildness and sauvage notes.
92 Points James Suckling
Malbec is synonymous with Argentina. Most people have come across one from Mendoza. The El Esteco wines are from Calchaquí valley, a unique region at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,500 feet) above sea level, with its ever-present sunshine and perfect temperature range, the environment is perfect for the creation of high-end wines. The Don David range of wines are named after Don David Michel a French immigrant who came to the region and founded the El Esteco winery back in 1892. Today El Esteco is the flagship winery of the region and making its mark on the wine world.
Always a favourite with Winesale customers and staff a like, worth every cent you pay for this wine. The Don David Malbec and in fact the range of wines across the board offer stunning wines with superb complexity and approachability. You may have tried a Mendoza malbec but, just sample what the Calchqui valley has to offer.
Select grapes from older vines. 70% of the wine is aged in small barrels of both American (40%) and French (60%) Oak for 12 months.