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Maipe Malbec
Casir dos Santos
Argentina - Mendoza    - Maipu Valley

Maipe means "Lord of the Wind" in Quechua. The Andean people still invoke his name to clear the skies after a heavy rain, or to temper the summer heat.

This Malbec has a deep purple color with violet tints, complex plum, fig, strawberry, spices and floral aromas; rounded and velvety tannins, excellent length with a distinguished character.
Specifications
Appellation
Maipu Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Malbec
Vinification
4 months oak aging
Pairings

Excellent when paired with game, roasted red meats, pasta or pizza.

Reviews and News

2017 Maipe Malbec - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - TOP100 - WE

2017 Maipe Malbec - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - TOP100 - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Cherry and berry aromas with citrusy tropical notes are suggestive of Sangria. This Malbec is full, firm and pulling on the palate. Exotic flavors of blueberry and black currant are gamy, while this is reserved on the finish. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 1st 2018), 88 pts + Best Buywine enthusiast top100 2018
#88 in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 Best Buy Wines for 2018

 

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2015 Maipe Malbec - GOLD MEDAL - 50 Best Malbec 2016

2015 Maipe Malbec - GOLD MEDAL - 50 Best Malbec 2016

best malbec gold 2016 award"-- The Fifty Best Holds A Tasting of Malbec Wine --

New York, NY, (August 11, 2016) – The Fifty Best rating the finest in wines and spirits, has for the first time shined its spotlight on Malbec. The Fifty Best recently hosted a tasting where twenty recent release Malbec wines were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Malbec” awards for 2016.

The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Maipe 2015 Malbec and Ayni Malbec 2014 were awarded Gold medals.

Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best's panel of judges blind-tasted the wines and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system, with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions."

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2015 Maipe Malbec - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - BTI

2015 Maipe Malbec - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - BTI

bti"Garnet black color. Fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of mulberries, marinated beets, toffee, and hint of charcoal and ink with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length berry custard, sour cherry, spiced apple, and nuts finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A smoky, well structured malbec perfect for grilled steaks."
- Beverage Testing Institute (August 31st 2016), 88 pts
Silver Medal - Highly recommended - Best Buy

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2015 Maipe Malbec - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2015 Maipe Malbec - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"The 2015 Maipe Malbec is another 100% Malbec, with a deep purple color and a style similar to the Lexicon, with chocolaty, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, as well as touches of licorice and earth. It is delicious, soft and round."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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Producer Information: Casir dos Santos

Founded in 1862, Casir dos Santos is one of the oldest wineries still operating in Argentina. The winery produces wine from the Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu.

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