2006 Bodega Cicchitti Malbec Emkem


  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
Drink between 2012 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.3 54 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 25

  • t0pshelf Likes this wine:

    January 4, 2022 - Had this one lurking in the cellar for a while. Not a typical malbec at least not at this age... it's lost most of its "oomph" I guess? Color is still beautiful dark opaque red as you'd expect, without any bricking I can perceive. Lots of bell pepper on the nose -- almost like a cab franc? Did not expect that. Bell pepper also on the palate, along with a tiny bit of funkiness I could do without. Missing most of what I love about malbecs, but still drinkable. Possibly this one is just (well) past its prime.

  • studleytrey wrote: 89 points

    October 24, 2014 - Dense and opaque in the glass, with ruby at the edges. Terroir-driven nose of earth and funk, along with green pepper and black fruit. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark fruit, green pepper, and mineral. If I had another bottle, I'd let it sit for another few years to see what happens, but it's perfectly enjoyable now.

  • Erolso1 wrote: 90 points

    January 1, 2013 - drinking beautifully now. very well balanced and excellent for the price range. Cicchitti's blend is slightly better than this 100% malbec, but no complaints

  • wtianseter Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 26, 2012 - This bottle was not quite up to the last bottle but was without a doubt the best Malbec of the group we tasted. It is an intense purple and is heavy on the fruit flavors, it is a controlled fruit bomb but has nice balance. The wine has some nice smoothness and oak with medium tannin.

  • hesnctrl Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 17, 2012 - PnD 20 min. Deep reddish purple. Nose of dark red fruits and oak with a faint hint of vanilla. Ripe plums on the palate with a great mouthfeel and dusty tannins. There's also a hint of what reminds me of a mountain cab. The acidity has tempered a bit since the last bottle but the nose seems more present.

    Enjoyed in a Riedel Vivant Merlot tumbler.

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  • By David Lawrason
    10/27/2010 (link)

    (Bodega Cicchitti Emkem Malbec, Mendoza red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Cicchitti
  • Varietal Malbec
  • Designation Emkem
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 7793214009282

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 176 (44%)
  • Consumed 221 (56%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Argentine-style Beef Empanadas, Barbecue Pork, Grilled Meats

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