Vivacious red with violet sparkles. A noble tear indicates its firm structure. Plum jam and raisin combined with pipe tobacco, vanilla and toasted notes dominate the aromas. Very well balanced with sweet and soft tannins. Fruity, full of plum and chocolate notes. Pleasant finish.
The 2010 Don David Reserve Malbec sees 12 months in American and French oak. It has an understated nose of espresso and black plum fruit that is well-defined and offers smoky notes with aeration. The palate is well-balanced on the entry, with sappy black cherry and cassis fruit, admirable weight and a sense of symmetry and focus towards the composed finish. For the price, this is a classy Malbec worthy of a weekend treat rather than weekday quaffing.
With over 1500 acres of vineyards standing at 5500-6600 feet above sea level, Michel Torino is the most important winery in the Cafayate Valley of Argentina. All of the Michel Torino wines are hand-harvested in the estate's own vineyards. Additionally, Andrés Höy, Torino's production manager, practices sustainable, environmentally- friendly farming by minimizing the use of fertilizers and chemicals in the vineyard. The unique Cafayete climate manifests itself in the elegant, focused profile of Michel... View More