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Wine News & Reviews

2011 Maipe Malbec Reserve - W&S - 90+ PTS - Year's Best

wine and spirits logo 250"Grown in Agrelo, this is a well made take on a modern style, with liqueur-like red and black fruit that speaks to the ripeness of the grapes. Underneath, there’s a tannic base that carries the weight without a problem and acidity that lifts it all, leaving a sense of freshness."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2013), 90 pts + YEAR'S BEST

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2012 Maipe Malbec Reserve - WA 91 PTS

wa91"The 2012 Malbec Reserve, a 100% hand-harvested Malbec from the estate's finest vineyard parcels. Aged 12 months in French oak, it possesses a softer style than the Cabernet Sauvignon with more minerality as well as lots of blackberry, white chocolate, incense and graphite characteristics. Deep ruby/purple-hued, rich and full-bodied, it is a full-throttle, stunning Malbec to drink over the next 4-5 years.Maipe is one of my favorite value selections from Fran Kysela as the wines are exceptionally well-made, and sell for a song."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 91 pts

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2013 Maipe Malbec Reserve - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"This large winery in Mendoza, Argentina makes numerous wines under the Maipe, Chakana and Cueva de las Manos labels. Almost all of them represent good values. The 2013 Maipe Malbec Reserve is 100% Malbec aged 12 months in French oak. It exhibits notes of blackberries, white chocolate, licorice and spring flowers. Medium-bodied with excellent concentration, a savory freshness and a juicy, succulent finish. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts

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2013 Maipe Malbec Reserve - 89 PTS - WS

wine spectator 89 pts"Concentrated red berry, plum and red currant flavors give this plenty of punch. The lively finish shows mouthwatering white pepper and red licorice notes. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made.- Kim Markus"
- Wine Spectator (December 31st 2014), 89 pts

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2014 Maipe Malbec Reserve - 89 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa89"The 2014 Maipe Malbec Reserve, from a selection of better exposed parcels aged 12 months in French oak, has notes of cedar wood, blackberry, cassis, espresso bean and plum. It is an attractive, medium-bodied wine with light tannin, but excellent depth, purity and overall equilibrium. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 89 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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