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  • 2010 Boudreaux Cellars Malbec Gamache Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (11/11/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, black pepper, black cherries, black currants and plums. Flavors of black currants, boysenberries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short, perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Carmelo Patti Gran Assemblage – Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo (11/16/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, thatch and plums. Flavors of boysenberries, plums and a hint of cassis on the finish. Medium acidity, drying tannin, medium to full body. Drink now. Probably just a smidge past prime right now but we bought this while visiting the winery and brought it back with us so provenance is impeccable. Has held together 3-4 years longer than I would’ve expected. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Paul Bertrand Cahors Crocus Grand Vin – France, Southwest France, Cahors (10/24/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, boysenberries and cassis. Flavors of cassis, boysenberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Crocker & Starr Casali – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Briar patch, boysenberry and mixed spices. Flavors of raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Bodegas Salentein Numina Gran Corte Spirit Vineyard – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (2/14/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, lilacs, smoke, leather and plum. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to help open it up. (93 points)

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  • 2004 Dominio del Plata Malbec BenMarco – Argentina, Mendoza (1/3/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, smoke, pepper and black berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now if not yesterday. (89 points)

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  • 2008 Luca Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (12/11/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberry, smoke and plum. Flavors of berries, plums and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, fully resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Do not hold. (91 points)

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  • 2008 Luca Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (3/18/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, plums and loganberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Luca Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (3/10/2013)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. nose of light blueberry notes, boysenberry and a touch of smoke. Flavors of boysenberry, plum and light currant notes. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full body. Drink or hold. I’d likely go ahead and drink. Ready to go. Blowing a little sediment. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Tapiz Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza (12/10/2012)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, pepper, blueberries and black berries. Flavors of black berries, blueberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannins medium to full bodied. Drink over the next 3-5 years maximum. (88 points)

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