The nose is spicy with ripe cherry and plum aromas.It is packed with fresh, sweet tannins and the vibrant acidity maintains a good balance. Long and persistent finish enhanced by fruity notes and mild toasted hints.
RUCA MALEN VINEYARDS 2011 RUCA MALEN YAUQUEN CABERNET
"The 2011 Yauquen Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon is an equal blend of both varieties from the Uco Valley that sees a judicious 20% aged in barrel for six months. It has a lovely, open-knit bouquet with scents of redcurrant, wild strawberry and violet that is very well-defined. The palate has a soft, powdery entry. It is well-balanced with earthy red berry fruit laced with cedar and sandalwood that leads to a refined, understated but elegant finish. This is excellent value for the price. Drink now-2016." Neal Martin Wine Advocate 89 points (2011 vintage)
|“Yauquen” is a word from the Mapuche language that means “to share a drink with a friend”. This is the entry-level, value line of wines produced by Ruca Malen.
|Pairs perfectly with grilled red meats, pasta dishes prepared with tomato-based sauces, and empanadas.