This red shows black pepper, ripe plums, and black olives followed by flavors of grilled meat and hints of spice. A touch of oak balances the juicy and complex finish.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2006 Malbec spent three years in cask. It has an expressive bouquet of blackberry, dark plum and fig, although it remains a very tertiary-driven aromatics profile. The palate is medium-bodied with an almost Graves-like entry. It feels a little hollow on the mid-palate, while the finish offers light blueberry and spice flavors, but trails off on the aftertaste. Drink now-2016. (Oct 2012)
Founded in 1975 by Bernardo C. Weinert, Bodega y Cavas de Weinert is located in Mendoza, Argentina. The estate vineyards are located in the regions of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Tupungato. The vines are 25-100 years old and are planted at 3,000-4,000 feet to well-draining, sandy and rocky soils. The varieties planted at the estate are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay, Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo.
Winemaker Hubert Weber follows a minimalist approach to winemaking. The grapes are fermented in cement vats and then aged neutral, large oak of Slovenian or French origin. The reds are aged for 2-4 years but the Estrella wines cask selections ‒ are aged much longer. The 1977 Estrella Malbec matured for 19 years in oak cask before it was bottled. Due to their size and relative neutrality, the casks dont impart any oaky influence.
|The wine was aged in large French oak casks.