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95pt Bodega Rolland Malbec "Mariflor" Mendoza 2013

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There’s a reason why Michel Rolland is a Top 5 Winemaker. His ability to extract deep concentration, and soul, out of the finest vineyards in Argentina is unparalleled. He's now considered to make some of Argentina’s greatest Malbecs. Raw power, amazing structure and nothing but wave after wave of palate-staining fruit…Mariflor is so concentrated it should require government oversight!        

About the wine

French wine megastar Michel Rolland has traveled the world, and produced so many 98+ points wines, it's not even funny. Upon a visit to Argentina, he discovered what every visitor does: The Argentine life is bold, colorful and full of personality. He was immediately inspired by the country: towering mountain ranges, sublime Tango music and of course, the world's greatest grilled meats. Mariflor is his tribute to the majestic Andean foothill vineyards of the Uco Valley. It's a wine that immediately transports you to a serene patch of virgin land, surrounded by majestic mountains, the smells of perfectly grilled ojo de bife mingling with the heady bouquet of a bold Malbec. It's a magical feeling perfectly captured by the unbridled personality of Mariflor.   

Winemaker: Michel Rolland
Appellation: Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Accolades  
- 94-95 pts: Walter Moore, WSET Diploma, CSW
- 93 pts: James Suckling
- 92 pts: Wine Enthusiast
- 91 pts: Wine Advocate 
- 90 pts: Vinous
Grapes: 100% Malbec (3600 ft elevation)   
Vineyard: Clos de los Siete Vineyard
Cooperage: 18-24 months in mostly new French oak
ABV: 14.8%

Reviews  

4.0 ★ Vivino Users

"I was blown away! A beautiful, earthy wine with a wonderful finish!" - Abhi M

"Very good value for the money." - Pedro B

"One of the best Malbec I ever had. Explosion of red forest fruit in the nose." - Lacy

95 points, Walter Moore, WSET Diploma, CSW

"From the legend, Michel Rolland, this is one of the most expressive and perfectly balanced Malbec's I've ever tasted! Ink black in color, the very expressive nose (for a Malbec) smells of dense dark super-ripe plums and spicy peppered meat with a floral hint of geraniums.  And the savory palate reveals bold flavors of concentrated blackberry and Bing cherry compote, dried pepperoni, and smokey cigar.  Polished ripe tannins balance the abundant fruit making a sublimely silky mouthfeel and the wine finishes with a long dry leathery finish.  I adore the sweet and savory balance of this wine and this, along with the soft tannins, make it perfect for the leaner cuts of meat like skirt steak or white meat dishes like Asian pork with plum sauce or grilled Chicken."

93 points, James Suckling

"The aromas of cardamon and dark fruits are persuasive. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Why wait?"

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Alcohol percentage:
14.8%
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