2004 ksana Malbec Gran Reserva
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- Jon Rimmerman
This wine was slated as Mystery Wine #22 but the winery has agreed to show you the label in advance – they are darn proud
of it and the potential damage to any brand-building exercise is not their first priority – tasting their hand-coddled wine is.
Deals come and go but this is the first time I’ve seen a Gran Reserva of this ilk for $19.99.
From prime 90 year old Malbec vines in the heart of Mendoza (Las Compuertas at 3400ft), this wine was meant to be for the
most special occasion (New Year’s, wedding anniversary, etc) but it was caught in a vintage change-over (they are now on
2006). Not only is the 2004 is beginning to drink well but it’s $30-40/bottle less than it was a week ago.
Do whatever price checking or research you require, but this is now one of the top price/value picks of the season...
WS: “($68); Very rich, with fig sauce, blueberry compote and dark, molten chocolate notes riding over the round, fleshy
structure. Polished, with lots of toast and dark currant fruit on the finish. A nice debut for this label, from winemaker Héctor
Durigutti. Drink now through 2011. 250 cases made. 90pts”
This parcel is directly from the source with impeccable provenance.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 36/person until we run out:
2004 Ksana Malbec “Gran Reserva” Mendoza - $19.99 (WS90)
(this is not the regular Ksana Malbec (that is $11.99), or the Reserva, this is the Gran Reserva - compare at $50+