Wine Review: 2010 Graffigna Centenario Reserve Argentina Malbec

With so much Malbec showing up on the shelves of wine retailers, sometimes I feel afloat in a sea of choices as a wine consumer. As popular varieties go, Malbec does not have a long history here in the states despite being the second oldest winery in Argentina. It was a pleasure to be introduced to the  Graffigna Centenario Reserve Argentina Malbec early on. It will be a name I look for at wine retailers and on restaurant wine lists.

There is a well-rounded brightness of fruit represented in the aromas and flavors derived from 12 months aging in 85% French and 15% American oak.  All of the awesome Malbec flavors are represented in this 2010 Graffigna Centenario Reserve Argentina Malbec; something that has been lacking in a few of the Malbec samples we have tasted as of late. Dark berry, smooth mocha and a velvety broad finish makes this a wine to seek out. Serve with roasted or grilled meats or hearty mushroom dishes.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $14 | 14.2% ABV

Graffigna Centenario  Reserve Argentina Malbec


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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