Bodega El Esteco

Don David Reserve Malbec

8.9433 ratings
8.713 pro ratings
Valles Calchaquíes, Northwestern Provinces, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with licorice, black pepper and toasty oak. Fine grainy tannins, lively acidity, medium(+) finish ending with fruit, oak and savory spice. Nice value!

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with licorice, black pepper and toasty oak. Fine grainy tannins, lively acidity, medium(+) finish ending with fruit, oak and savory spice. Nice value!

Oct 12th, 2021
Peter Sultan

I don’t drink many purple wines these days in fact if any, but this was a gift from a colleague & supervisee so I felt a certain obligation. Not a bad one: new oak obvious, still has some lift and floral notes through that blueberry/ blueberry pie palate. You could do a lot worse, and Frederick Wildman thought enough of it to import. Still, caveat is that not my taste but some may be wild over it ( a 92 from J Suckling?! My lord, he does score high).

I don’t drink many purple wines these days in fact if any, but this was a gift from a colleague & supervisee so I felt a certain obligation. Not a bad one: new oak obvious, still has some lift and floral notes through that blueberry/ blueberry pie palate. You could do a lot worse, and Frederick Wildman thought enough of it to import. Still, caveat is that not my taste but some may be wild over it ( a 92 from J Suckling?! My lord, he does score high).

Jul 22nd, 2020
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

9.0

It’s Friday 😊

It’s Friday 😊

Oct 12th, 2018
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Ripe blackberries, spice, musk, smoke, vanilla. Buttery mouthfeel. Tannins and Acidity to match. Decent drinking. Carafe it though. Solid with red meats.

Ripe blackberries, spice, musk, smoke, vanilla. Buttery mouthfeel. Tannins and Acidity to match. Decent drinking. Carafe it though. Solid with red meats.

2 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
CookDrinkFeast

#Malbec
The color is a deep garnet. The nose has notes of plum jam, raisin, tobacco, and a bit of barnyard. This wine is medium -bodied with the plum, black cherry, and toasted oak notes on the palate. 8.6 out of 10.

#Malbec
The color is a deep garnet. The nose has notes of plum jam, raisin, tobacco, and a bit of barnyard. This wine is medium -bodied with the plum, black cherry, and toasted oak notes on the palate. 8.6 out of 10.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2021
Andrey Goncharov

Довольно агрессивное начало. Вяжущие танины, черноплодка, черный перец - все такое выпирающее и алкогольное. Впрочем через некоторое время сменяется гладким вкусом чернослива, а потом и вовсе повидлом.

Довольно агрессивное начало. Вяжущие танины, черноплодка, черный перец - все такое выпирающее и алкогольное. Впрочем через некоторое время сменяется гладким вкусом чернослива, а потом и вовсе повидлом.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2017
Jonas Palmqvist

Better than expected. A bit jammy, but decent length and good acidity that was a great match for a simple ribeye.

Better than expected. A bit jammy, but decent length and good acidity that was a great match for a simple ribeye.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2014
Paul Masson

Imported by Frederick Wildman. Soft-textured, medium weight, and elegantly styled. Fruit is rounded out by earth and spice notes. A fresh streak of acidity runs through the finish.

Imported by Frederick Wildman. Soft-textured, medium weight, and elegantly styled. Fruit is rounded out by earth and spice notes. A fresh streak of acidity runs through the finish.

Feb 22nd, 2013
Glenn Fiddich

very nice for its price! complex base and delicate wood aftertaste.

very nice for its price! complex base and delicate wood aftertaste.

Jul 7th, 2021
Shelby Spirak

Sold our house!

Sold our house!

May 15th, 2021