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2008 Antigal Malbec 1 Uno
18 Ratings
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18 Ratings
2008 Antigal Malbec 1 Uno

Wine Details

Vineyard

Antigal

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Wine Description

Entices with wild berry and dark plum aromas, with a hint of coffee; brightened by natural acidity and supported by sweet, seductive, tannins. Smoke and vanilla notes continue through the persistent finish.

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Vineyard

Antigal

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Entices with wild berry and dark plum aromas, with a hint of coffee; brightened by natural acidity and supported by sweet, seductive, tannins. Smoke and vanilla notes continue through the persistent finish.

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    with2ms

    full body, becomes dry the more you drink, smooth, no crazy aftertaste, not tart, not aciditic or sweet, nice deep purple color,

    over 1 year
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    pedrojac

    Very simple vine some blackberries in its nose Vaunilla finish in the mouth

    over 2 years
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    stormith

    simple and smooth; vanilla finish

    about 2 years
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    michael martin

    fantastic and full of flavors.

    over 2 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    spicy with dark berry

    about 3 years
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    mojo125

    like

    about 3 years
WINEMAKER'S NOTE
Clusters were chilled to 42°F to prevent oxidation and then hand-sorted to remove any debris. After destemming, the whole berries were sorted by hand. The whole Malbec grapes macerated for four days before fermentation, which helped to extract color and flavor from their skins. Fermentation itself lasted 23 days in stainless steel tanks cooled to 77° to 82° Fahrenheit. UNO’s true varietal flavor reflects in part the use of only free-run juice drained from the bottom of the fermentation tank. Such juice is of better quality and less tannic than that obtained from pressing. The wine was filtered for clarity before bottling. UNO 2008 was released from climate-controlled cellar storage in September 2010. For 8 months, 60% of the Malbec was aged in twice-used French and American oak barrels, and the rest stored in tanks. This gave just the right smoke and vanilla notes to complement the juicy berry flavors.
Expert Reviews
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  • Libby Volgyes, Palm Beach Post
    "A very enjoyable wine and great for the price."
  • Kellie Stargaard, Wine Chicks Guide™
    "One of the nicest Malbecs I've had in a while."
  • Randall Murray, Gainesville Times
    "This is a lovely wine...I was impressed with the overall quality of this wine, and the seamless way it partners with red meat."
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Condensed and dark on the bouquet...herbal berry scents that suggest thyme and rosemary...earthy, ripe berry flavors...Finishes with a light espresso bitterness. Drink now through 2012. Imported by Cork Alliance. — M.S.
  • Bradenton Herald, Florida
    Good, affordable finds at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival By Fred Tasker Highly recommended • 2008 Uno Malbec by Antigal Winery, Mendoza, Argentina: aromas and flavors of red plums and espresso, powerful and smooth.
  • Background
    Antigal Winery grows its Malbec grapes in high-lying vineyards where cool nights coupled with excellent daytime sun exposure aids optimal ripening. UNO opens with enticing aromas of wild berry and dark plum, and a subtle hint of coffee. Although made in a new style of Malbec that substitutes multi-layered elegance for powerhouse intensity, Antigal UNO shows mouth-filling fruit ripeness on the palate. It is brightened by carefully protected natural acidity and supported by sweet, seductive, tannins. Smoke and vanilla notes continue through the wine’s persistent finish.
  • Winemaker's notes
    Clusters were chilled to 42°F to prevent oxidation and then hand-sorted to remove any debris. After destemming, the whole berries were sorted by hand. The whole Malbec grapes macerated for four days before fermentation, which helped to extract color and flavor from their skins. Fermentation itself lasted 23 days in stainless steel tanks cooled to 77° to 82° Fahrenheit. UNO’s true varietal flavor reflects in part the use of only free-run juice drained from the bottom of the fermentation tank. Such juice is of better quality and less tannic than that obtained from pressing. The wine was filtered for clarity before bottling. UNO 2008 was released from climate-controlled cellar storage in September 2010. For 8 months, 60% of the Malbec was aged in twice-used French and American oak barrels, and the rest stored in tanks. This gave just the right smoke and vanilla notes to complement the juicy berry flavors.