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2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Malbec | WineTransit.com

We assembled a collection of top wines and spirits for gift-giving and entertaining in our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some of our favorite Malbecs from the past year. These popular reds are great at parties, and also fantastic values.

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Domaine Bousquet Black Rock Malbec

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 49761

JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Bright and racy red with black plums, cherries, fresh blackberries, violets and some dark spices. Medium-bodied and crunchy, imbued with juicy fruit and smooth tannins. Delicious food-wine, showing drinkability. Not quite complex, but you want to drink a whole glass. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap. (James Suckling)
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Argentina | Mendoza | Tupungato

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Alhambra Single Vineyard Malbec Reserva

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 31594

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Argentina | Mendoza | Uco Valley

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La Posta Pizzella Malbec

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 51992

JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Blueberries and cherries with walnuts and blackberries, too. Medium body, firm tannins and a creamy texture. Tension and focus. Real malbec character. Excellent price. Sustainable. Drink now. (James Suckling)
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
The 2021 Pizzella Malbec is ripe without excess and shows more black than red fruit, and it’s juicy and velvety, dense and with fine tannins. It has a touch of vanilla that makes it very attractive and pleasant. (Luis Gutiérrez)
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2023
Aromatic herbs blend with berries on the inviting nose. The same notes repeat on the palate of this medium-bodied red. The grapes are sourced from Altamira in Uco Valley giving this wine bright acidity and a mineral texture. (Jesica Vargas)
VN8888 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022
The 2021 Malbec La Posta Pizzella from Tupungato, Uco Valley was 50% aged in used barrels. Purple in hue. The nose presents notes of plum, hints of herbs and aromas from the aging process. Offering good value for money, it’s indulgent and expansive in the mouth with gentle tannins, coming out sweeter than in previous years. (Joaquín Hidalgo)

Argentina | Mendoza

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Mendel Malbec

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 25912

JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
A perfumed red with notes of fresh wild berries, just-picked violets, sweet spices and cocoa-dusted walnuts. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of plush, polished tannins and a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Velvety and seamless with delicious blue-fruit and blue-flower character. Drink or hold.
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2023
The 2020 Malbec is a blend of grapes from Drummond and Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. The vines date back to 1926. Aged for 12 months in one-third new barrels. Purple in the glass. The nose offers intense aromas of violet, fresh plum, gentle woody notes and hints of spice. Plush, broad and agile with refined, polished tannins. The texture is a combination of silk and velvet. Well-made, given the year. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
The estate 2020 Malbec was produced with grapes from their property in Mayor Drummond (Finca Mendel) that was planted in 1928. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, one-third each new, second and third use, for 12 months. It has 14.5% alcohol and a soft and round palate with integrated acidity. De la Mota thinks this 2020 is very representative of the zone of Luján even if they harvest it a little earlier, and it has a little more fresh fruit, using the oak to keep that character, a balance between ripe and fresh fruit that is very interesting. It is juicy and primary with very fine tannins. A wine that overdelivers for the price. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2023
The grapes for this red are sourced from a vineyard planted in 1928 in Luján de Cuyo. It exhibits a dense and fruit-forward bouquet. The palate offers ripe plum, blueberry and rosemary, all intertwined. Moderate acidity and supple tannins provide support. It finishes with subtle coffee notes. (Jesica Vargas)

Argentina | Mendoza

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El Porvenir Amauta Absoluto Malbec

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 54365

Argentina | Salta | Cafayate

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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clásico

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 62158

RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
The red 2020 Malbec Clásico was produced with 80% grapes from Luján de Cuyo and 20% grapes from Valle de Uco, mostly their own grapes, all in stainless steel and vinified by plot with their native yeasts. It matured in concrete for nine months. It’s ripe without excess and develops a full array of aromas and flavors but keeping 13.5% alcohol, very fresh for the warm year. It’s juicy, complex beyond fruit, a little herbal, medium-bodied and with very fine tannins. It’s clean, expressive and open, a wine that has to be approachable from when you pull the cork. They are working to increase the drinkability, which will be seen more and more in the following years. This represents the largest part of their production with some 500,000 bottles. There are different bottlings. (Luis Gutiérrez)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022
The 2020 Malbec Clásico is 75% from Luján de Cuyo and 25% from the Uco Valley. A mild purple hue. Considering the year, the nose presents notes of quite fresh plum with hints of herbs, syrup and floral aromas. In the mouth, it has good volume, firm, grippy tannins and an expansive flow before the ripe finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Nice sour cherries with a streak of white pepper and violets. Medium-bodied, but fleshy. Ripe, almost creamy tannins extend to the finish, but are still juicy and vibrant. Not complex, but so balanced and easy to drink. Drink now.
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La Rural Old Vines Limited Release Malbec

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 58914

JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, March 27, 2023
Fruity nose with plenty of baked strawberries, haw fruit, licorice and potpourri. Plenty of ripe red berries with a leafy note and some baked spices. Tannins are soft and fluffy with a supple, fruity finish. Drink now. (Zekun Shuai)

Argentina | Mendoza | Uco Valley

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Hunuc Malbec Reserve

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 59457

Argentina | Mendoza | Tupungato

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Lunta Malbec

2022 / 750 ml.

Item #: 59946

Argentina | Mendoza

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