Bodegas Salentein

Portillo Valle De Uco Malbec

8.7580 ratings
8.516 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2018 / playfull young wine very lively

Vintage 2018 / playfull young wine very lively

Nov 12th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Too jammy. Not enough consistency

Too jammy. Not enough consistency

Nov 12th, 2019
Monte McCullough

A bottle of this wine and a velvet bag with a badger inside have a lot in common.* Both are untamed at their core but soft and supple on the outside. The vigorously - wild notes of bramble, rosemary and cinnamon sticks are cloaked in the luxuriant richness of plum and blueberry jam. Shiny, active acidity gnashes and growls, keeping the softness of the wine in check. Sweet, fine grained tannins act as both a barrier and invitation to the abundant flavors of figs. A finish as soft and gentle as an empty velvet bag. *No animals were harmed in the making of this tasting note. Wine Kitchen, Leesburg, Va

A bottle of this wine and a velvet bag with a badger inside have a lot in common.* Both are untamed at their core but soft and supple on the outside. The vigorously - wild notes of bramble, rosemary and cinnamon sticks are cloaked in the luxuriant richness of plum and blueberry jam. Shiny, active acidity gnashes and growls, keeping the softness of the wine in check. Sweet, fine grained tannins act as both a barrier and invitation to the abundant flavors of figs. A finish as soft and gentle as an empty velvet bag. *No animals were harmed in the making of this tasting note. Wine Kitchen, Leesburg, Va

9 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2014
Adam Kincaid

Like a sideline chat with a stranger at a dinner party, at times bland, but interesting enough to keep the conversation going.

Grabbed this guy for a cheap ($10) dinner. Pretty dang good for that price. Bright red berries and a little spice. A little sweet, but not too bad.

Like a sideline chat with a stranger at a dinner party, at times bland, but interesting enough to keep the conversation going.

Grabbed this guy for a cheap ($10) dinner. Pretty dang good for that price. Bright red berries and a little spice. A little sweet, but not too bad.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2019
Glenn Caster

Dark, rich ruby red with a burst of cocoa with a spicy finish on the nose. A solid malbec with bright fruit and good structure. Good lingering finish with a peppery expression.

Dark, rich ruby red with a burst of cocoa with a spicy finish on the nose. A solid malbec with bright fruit and good structure. Good lingering finish with a peppery expression.

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2018
Alejandra Albizu

Alejandra had this 2 years ago

Alejandra had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2018
Dan Kroening

90 points for $10? Excellent. So smooth, new go-to Malbec.

90 points for $10? Excellent. So smooth, new go-to Malbec.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2017
dyence

Wine with high value

Wine with high value

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2016
elizabeth Akester

Having a laugh. Over priced bottle of plonk. would rate it less but it won't let me.

Having a laugh. Over priced bottle of plonk. would rate it less but it won't let me.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2016
Kandis Morris

One of the best Malbecs I've tasted

One of the best Malbecs I've tasted

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2015