Rutini Wines

Mendoza Cabernet Malbec

8.9252 ratings
8.54 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Tonight we went to La Brigada. Think the Owner likes Fubtol? He sponsors two teams from Buenos Aires.

On the nose; bright perfume red & blue floral fruits of; dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, blue fruits and black raspberries. Sweetened vanilla, very light spice, soft dark minerals, dry soil & clay, just a touch of red & black licorice/cola, berry fruit candy and bright red dark florals with violets.

On the palate; the body is medium full. The tannins are dark and fine with just a touch of stickiness. After an hour in the decanter, the wine blossomed from dark and mineral driven into bright, ripe and floral. The fruits are bright & floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, cherries and strawberries. Loamy dry soil with clays, dark grainy minerals, vanilla, raspberry cola, dark fruit candy, notes of black licorice, hints of graphite, dark rich soils, beautiful, lovely bright red florals, red roses with candied violets, round acidity and a well polished, elegant, balanced finish. This wine needs another 7-10 years in bottle and will drink for another 5-8 years beyond that. Excellent QPR.

Photos of; the La Brigada’s outside window. The Futbol on top of the “Captain” decanter. My wife’s steak and the barstools all fitted with Fubtols. There isn’t a square inch of the restaurant that didn’t have Fubtol items or memorabilia, floor to ceiling.

The steaks more tender here than Don Julio. 50,000 bottle wine cellar.

Tonight we went to La Brigada. Think the Owner likes Fubtol? He sponsors two teams from Buenos Aires.

On the nose; bright perfume red & blue floral fruits of; dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, blue fruits and black raspberries. Sweetened vanilla, very light spice, soft dark minerals, dry soil & clay, just a touch of red & black licorice/cola, berry fruit candy and bright red dark florals with violets.

On the palate; the body is medium full. The tannins are dark and fine with just a touch of stickiness. After an hour in the decanter, the wine blossomed from dark and mineral driven into bright, ripe and floral. The fruits are bright & floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, cherries and strawberries. Loamy dry soil with clays, dark grainy minerals, vanilla, raspberry cola, dark fruit candy, notes of black licorice, hints of graphite, dark rich soils, beautiful, lovely bright red florals, red roses with candied violets, round acidity and a well polished, elegant, balanced finish. This wine needs another 7-10 years in bottle and will drink for another 5-8 years beyond that. Excellent QPR.

Photos of; the La Brigada’s outside window. The Futbol on top of the “Captain” decanter. My wife’s steak and the barstools all fitted with Fubtols. There isn’t a square inch of the restaurant that didn’t have Fubtol items or memorabilia, floor to ceiling.

The steaks more tender here than Don Julio. 50,000 bottle wine cellar.

Apr 30th, 2018
Jeff D.

World class red blend out of Mendoza...has all the depth of Bordeaux with a touch of New World ripeness.

World class red blend out of Mendoza...has all the depth of Bordeaux with a touch of New World ripeness.

Feb 6th, 2018
Steve McDermott

Heavy on the Cabernet. Full bodied.

Heavy on the Cabernet. Full bodied.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2016
Larry Gandt

This wine was ok but more acidic than Rutini's "Malbec/Malbec". The Malbec flavor is lost in the more overpowering Cabernet part of this blend

This wine was ok but more acidic than Rutini's "Malbec/Malbec". The Malbec flavor is lost in the more overpowering Cabernet part of this blend

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2015
Peter Risi

Med legs, nice dark color with prune or raisin and dark cherrie flavor.

Med legs, nice dark color with prune or raisin and dark cherrie flavor.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2014
Hugo Bernardo

Hugo had this 5 years ago

Hugo had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2013
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.1

Smooth, rich, raspberry, currant, chocolate. Firm tannins and bright acidity. A lovely cab.

Smooth, rich, raspberry, currant, chocolate. Firm tannins and bright acidity. A lovely cab.

Jun 30th, 2016
D Maria Halstead

Smooth red wine

Smooth red wine

Mar 23rd, 2018
Luis Arguero

A beautiful Argentine blend of 50% Cabernet & 50% Malbec. Super smooth. Prunes. Plums. Dark cherries. A touch of spice.

A beautiful Argentine blend of 50% Cabernet & 50% Malbec. Super smooth. Prunes. Plums. Dark cherries. A touch of spice.

Jan 1st, 2018
Justin Calk

Buzios, brazil, good with pasta

Buzios, brazil, good with pasta

Aug 7th, 2017