The only Latin American winemaker to obtain 100 points from Robert Parker, Marcelo Pelleriti is a tour de force. His day job is winemaker at Monteviejo and the Bordeaux properties of the Pere-Verge family, Chateau Le Gay in Pomerol. We've also featured his own projects before, Felipe Staiti Vertigo Red Blend (97 Points) but at a much higher price point: $24.99. With Malacara, a more value oriented brand, Pelleriti showcase the high elevation vineyards of Argentina's famed Maipu wine region. A blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 8 months in new French oak, he's looking for a balance between the ripe fruit and a sophisticated medium-bodied palate.
"A fruity, reserved red with plum and sliced-berry character. Hints of hazelnuts and chocolate. But not too much. Medium body. Delicious finish. Drink now." James Suckling, 91 Points