Matthias Riccitelli Malbec 2016
Republica del Malbec
Ricitelli is a small estate with a fairly new winery. The wines are delicious, made from very old vines from excellent locations
This is the top end wine of the range, named for, in Matias’ words: “in honor of all those immigrants who planted, worked and taught us, gave us the blessing of our flagship varietal…”
Viva el Malbec!
As soon as you see the colour of this is the glass you know how rich it’s going to be. Lush and rich, this is nearly overpowering, with plummy fruits, spice, vanilla and oak. This wine is a little on the young and punchy side, but it will be fascinating to see where all this complexity will take this wine. We’re not sure it’ll last that long…