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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Graffigna Grand Reserve Malbec 2008 Review


This weekend we decided to have a cheese and meat night so naturally we got ourselves a bottle of red for $16.95...and I decided to do a quick review.

This malbec has a very dark plum color that no light passes through. The aroma is strong and heavy with plum and cherry notes and a subtle smokiness. The taste is dry and rich with tart plum, berry and cherry flavours. The finish is warm and dry with a bit of smokiness and tannins. Though the wine has an alcohol content of 14.5%, the alcoholic taste is minimal. Overall the wine is rich, warm and enjoyable.

Scores:
Cost - $16.95
Taste - 9/10
ABV - 14.5%

Overall - 9/10...dark, rich, warm and enjoyable

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