Hot NEW MALBEC
Stop by to try!
Independent Wine Review called Raffy:
“one of the most exciting up-and-coming producers in this part of the world.”
it 5 out of 5 stars!
It was made by 100pt
Bordeaux Winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti
The Grande Reserve was the Argentine Wine of the Year!
recently received a 100 Point Parker rating for his Chateau La Violette -
Pomerol 2010, and a 99 Point Parker rating for his Chateau Le Gay - Pomerol
2010, from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate.
The Bodega Raffy
and its vineyard are located in Tupungato, adjacent to the Andes Mountain Range
at a 3500-feet altitude, which is part of the Uco
Valley in the Province of Mendoza.
Bodega Raffy has
the ambition to allow Argentinian Malbec to reveal its fullest potencial thanks
to the exceptionnal conditions of the Tupungato Valley.
In order to reach such a quality, the vineyard is planted, cultivated and
harvested following sensible and sustainable agricultural methods, with low
varietal used is a local one, a small berry variety which is of great
concentration and quality, and brings great typicity to the wine as well as a
sense of place. Harvests are entirely done manually, and alter a slow
fermentation process, the wine is made using French oak exclusively.
Raffy Malbec Cuvee Terroir
/$12.99 by the case
Look out for
this one in the next Wine Advocate – it has a great spicy, meaty, blackberry
and pepper quality. Excellent freshness
and balance as well as firm structure.
Earthy, robust and very long! This
is what Malbec should be.
Raffy Malbec Reserve
reg $24.99 / $21.24
by the case (6)
Decanter 5 stars
for the 2010 - Beautifully seductive, drawing you in on the nose and delivering
with a dense blackcurrant and raspberry character, subtle, spicy mineral notes,
cedar and violets on a full, rounded palate with fine tannins.
2011: “Lovely black tulip color, complex
aromas of perfume, blackberry, anise, and smoke. Savory palate full of flavors
of rich fruit cake balanced with sufficient refreshing acidity. Generous ripe
tannins give structure to the silky smooth palate and lead to a long balanced
Sells for over
$30 in the UK!