Bodegas Salentein

Portillo Valle De Uco Malbec

8.7308 ratings
8.88 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
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

6 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2014
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
Angelan Arunan

Disappointing as a Malbec. Very bitter, overwhelming at times, with a sour finish.

Disappointing as a Malbec. Very bitter, overwhelming at times, with a sour finish.

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Trevor Maskell

Just so deliciously drinkable. So bright and fruit driven. Smashed within an hour

Just so deliciously drinkable. So bright and fruit driven. Smashed within an hour

Jul 23rd, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Paired great with black tea & bergamot chocolate

Paired great with black tea & bergamot chocolate

Mar 14th, 2015
Austin Baird

Lacking in a few areas. Spice doesn't belong, felt muddled on the palate.

Lacking in a few areas. Spice doesn't belong, felt muddled on the palate.

Mar 13th, 2015
Austin Baird

Not impressed. Chalky body, hardly and spice that belonged.

Not impressed. Chalky body, hardly and spice that belonged.

Jan 15th, 2015
Carla Martens

Very smooth yet complex

Very smooth yet complex

Jun 15th, 2018
Sebastian Corriere

Andrew, Gabriella and Mom with arak! Beer! Soju!!

Andrew, Gabriella and Mom with arak! Beer! Soju!!

Jun 2nd, 2018
Patric George-Mihai Florea

argentina, always a pleasure

argentina, always a pleasure

Feb 15th, 2018