Red

2008 Gimenez Riili Malbec Gran Reserva

Malbec

  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
  • Valle de Uco
Drink between 2013 - 2019 (Edit)
CT92.5 28 reviews
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Trolson wrote: 91 points

    January 27, 2018 - Really enjoyed: peppery with big nose and great value.

  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 6, 2018 - This wine has not changed much since we got it from the winery 6 years ago; a big, rich and powerful (and wonderful) Malbec. Lush ripe blueberry, cedar, black pepper, forest floor and a smooth soft plus tannins. At 10 years, this wine is still youthful and should have no problems going another 10.

  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 29, 2017 - A more masculine wine, exhibiting power and boldness. Dark brambly fruit, nice earthiness, cedar and black pepper. The tannins on the dry finish were quite prevelant.

  • wmccone54 wrote: 89 points

    June 16, 2017 - I've really wanted to love this wine since I first purchased it in 2014; although pretty good, it just lacks the power, aromatics and boldness I would associate with a top tier Malbec. In spite of decanting all three bottles over a number of hours, the aroma profile presents itself as very shy, slightly oaky and hot, and somewhat non-descript. The palate is a bit more generous displaying black bramby fruits, spicy cherry, and smokes plum, with some vanilla oak, and cedar mulch. Tannins and acidity are in good balance. Finish is long. This just seems way over price at $40+. Experience tells me there are better alternatives.

  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 19, 2015 - PnP (could have used an hour+ decant). This wine is dark and brooding, very much a masculine style, but smooth drinking. Big brambly wild black raspberry fruit, black pepper, oaky and medium plus tannic finish. This easily have several more years to hit its window.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gimenez Riili
  • Varietal Malbec
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion Valle de Uco
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 7798110240142

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 100 (43%)
  • Consumed 135 (57%)

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Pepper steak, Roasted Vegies

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