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Valentin Bianchi Malbec V 2008

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The Bianchi family winery was founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi and now covers 350 hectares of vineyard. It is now run by the third generation, headed by Enzo Bianchi. Until recently a sleeping giant that was dependent largely on the domestic market, they have undergone a gradual transformation and modernisation in the past few years. The grapes for this single-vineyard wine come from the Doña Elsa vineyard, Rama Caida, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 760 meters above sea level. One of the coolest areas in San Rafael, the soil in Rama Caida is of sandy calcareous composition and alluvial origins. Yields were 9,000 kg/ha. The classic Malbec aromas of ripe plums, tobacco and violets are evident in the nose, with hints of vanilla. The beauty of the Malbec in Argentina is its ability to combine a rich, weighty mouth feel with a soft silkiness normally associated with lighter wines. This has good balance and a long finish.

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Snooth User: raindance
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4.00 5
02/05/2018

My Lucky wine...drank it while watching Michigan beat MSU in basketball for the first time in recent memory on 1/27/11, tasted like it should have cost $200 a bottle. As always with wine at my wallet level it's 90% one's mood that matters.


Snooth User: drsloat
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3.00 5
06/21/2009

plenty of holes in this wine, but I did enjoy if for the price. Short finish and not very full. Very strong vanilla on the end.

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grape soda
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  • Snooth User: danceforme
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    2.00 5
    07/29/2010

    Two glasses


    External Reviews for Valentin Bianchi Malbec V

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    Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
    03/16/2010

    The most popular traditional Argentine wine in the Valentin Bianchi portfolio, Bianchi Lacrado is a wine of intense ruby red color, with robust intensity and a great, perfume-like nose. The palate is velvety-smooth, with a complex array of flavors. It has a medium-long, satisfying finish.



    The Bianchi family winery was founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi and now covers 350 hectares of vineyard. It is now run by the third generation, headed by Enzo Bianchi. Until recently a sleeping giant that was dependent largely on the domestic market, they have undergone a gradual transformation and modernisation in the past few years. The grapes for this single-vineyard wine come from the Doña Elsa vineyard, Rama Caida, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 760 meters above sea level. One of the coolest areas in San Rafael, the soil in Rama Caida is of sandy calcareous composition and alluvial origins. Yields were 9,000 kg/ha. The classic Malbec aromas of ripe plums, tobacco and violets are evident in the nose, with hints of vanilla. The beauty of the Malbec in Argentina is its ability to combine a rich, weighty mouth feel with a soft silkiness normally associated with lighter wines. This has good balance and a long finish.

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