El Esteco Don David Reserve Malbec 2016
Wine Spectator 90 points – An elegant red that offers a lively and well-structured mix of juicy red fruit and savory spice flavors framed by silky tannins. Finishes with notes of chocolate and hints of cream. Drink now through 2021. 100,000 cases made. -KM.February/2018
Vivacious red in color, this wine offers aromas of plum jam and raisin combined with pipe tobacco, vanilla and toasted notes. On the palate, it is well-balanced and fruity with sweet and soft tannins, as well as plumb and chocolate notes. Pleasant finish.
With over 1500 acres of vineyards standing at 5500-6600 feet above sea level, Michel Torino is the most important winery in the Cafayate Valley of Argentina. All of the Michel Torino wines are hand-harvested in the estate’s own vineyards. Additionally, Andrés Höy, Torino’s production manager, practices sustainable, environmentally- friendly farming by minimizing the use of fertilizers and chemicals in the vineyard. The unique Cafayete climate manifests itself in the elegant, focused profile of Michel Torino’s wines. These are wines with an indelible sense of place, wines which complement food rather than overpower, wines which are true to their origin.