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Don David 'El Esteco' Reserve Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
BC: $15.99
Widely Available: $14.0 to $16+ across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455
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WineScores' Review

Inky, fresh, savoury.
From vineyards 1800 MASL, this value wine screams premium thanks in part to its hefty bottle and it was aged 12 months in new oak barrels.
Inky purple fruit aromas are woven with charred spices, roasted herbs, salted rare meat, espresso and dark chocolate. It's medium-full bodied with a fresh entry and savoury spiced meat and wild black berry flavours. Definitely a savoury wine, with a smooth and woven character.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Parmesan & Rosemary
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-07-06 00:58:49.0


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