Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays dark berries to match the nose. This is a big malbec. On the finish the wine displays some strong firm tannins, some acidity along with some spicy notes. This is a bigger malbec. I would give this one an 88-89. For the money it’s a good deal!

AGOSTINO INICIO MALBEC 2011 VINTAGES 330670 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 14.95

Made in: Mendoza, Argentina By: Finca Agostino Hnos S.A.
Release Date: Aug 17, 2013

13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
The 2011 Inicio Malbec from Maipu is aged for six months in used American and French oak. It has a very composed bouquet that is well-defined, offering perfumed mulberry and dark plum fruit that billow with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannins, very crisp acidity and attractive strawberry and cassis flavors towards the harmonious finish. This is astounding quality for the price. Drink now-2016. Score – 91. (Neal Martin,, Oct. 2012)


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