2014 Septima Obra Malbec
$26.95 btl / $161.70 cs (case of 6 x 750ml)
The Septima Obra Malbec 2014 is the perfect representation of the terroir of Mendoza Valley. This Malbec is made using the best grapes and exceptional winemaking practices of the renowned Bodega Septima winery. It is also an exclusive offer that we only get once a year.
This wine boasts dark, spicy blackberry and plum along with earthy notes on the nose. On the palate it matches the vibrant notes from the nose along with black pepper, tobacco, good acidity and firm, chewy tannins giving it a rich mouth feel. The long finishes will leave lingering spice, chocolate, cedar and more dark fruit on your palate. This big, serious red wine is a delicious choice to warm your soul this time of the year.
Price: Case of 6 at $161.70 ($26.95 per bottle)
Drink: 2017 – 2023
Accolades: 92 points and exceptional gold medal, www.tastings.com, May 2016.
Food Pairing: Braised Short Ribs, Rack of Lamb, Peppered Sirloin Steak, Meaty Lasagna
Malbec is one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux but is now better known as a varietal from Argentina. Today’s offer comes from Bodega Septima, one of the most renowned wineries in the desired Mendoza region. Opened in 1999 it was the seventh winery founded by the Codorníu Raventós family and symbolically named Septima which means seven in Spanish.
The estate’s vineyards are planted in the village of Agrelo in the western foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. This village within the Lujan de Cuyo sub-region sits at an elevation at over 3,400 feet. This elevation makes for an ideal microclimate, one of the best in Mendoza, which makes this Malbec an exciting wine to drink.
Lujan de Cuyo offers not only an ideal microclimate and elevation but rich alluvial soils, natural irrigation from the Andes Mountains, a long growing season with over 250 sunny days a year, little rain and vast temperature differences between day and night. These factors produce complex, high quality, age worthy wines the region is known for.
Enjoy the dark, spicy and delicious adventure that this wine has to offer.