Valentin Bianchi Winery is one of the oldest in Argentina with roots dating back to 1910 when Don Valentin Bianchi emigrated from Italy. It took 18 years but Don fulfilled his life long dream in 1928 by founding Valentine Bianchi Vineyards and Winery (originally called “El Chiche”). The first two Valentin Bianchi wines were a Medoc style red blend and a Riesling white wine. The first critical acclaim came in 1934 when their wines received the “Maximum Quality Prize” at the Official Wine Exhibit in Mendoza according to our Valentin Bianchi reviews. Don passed away in 1968 however Valentin Eduardo Bianchi and Ricardo Stradella Bianchi have brought the winery into the modern era keeping it a family run operation. Today, Valentin Bianchi is one of the largest wineries in South America producing numerous lines of wines ranging from the entry level Varietals to their small production Enzo Bianchi Bordeaux style blend. Check out our Valentin Bianchi ratings below to see which of their wines may be right for you.
A big, ripe, saturated offering, the type of wine most red-wine enthusiasts want, and also the type of wine that has earned Argentina its reputation for making serious Malbec. The color is purple, the bouquet rubbery and smoky. The palate is dynamite; the black-fruit flavors are superb and the coffee and dark chocolate nuances just right. A stud of a wine that…
Excellent color and dark aromas announce this wine as a major league player. The nose represents pure intensity, with tar, oil and heavy blackberry scents. Plum, licorice and more blackberry dominate the ripe palate, while the finish spreads out nicely. Very nice Malbec, but with a price.
As convincing an Argentinean Cabernet as you’ll find. The nose offers tight oak, spice, mint and vanilla along with dark, expressive fruit. The palate is right where you’d want it; the cassis, cherry and earth notes are just right. Finishes with vanilla and a touch of cola. Imported by Quintessential LLC.
One look at the deep purple color followed by a sniff of the robust nose and you know that this Malbec is the real thing. Huge cassis and black cherry flavors stand sentry on the black fruit palate. The finish is equally dark and wonderfully rich, emphasizing yet more cassis as well as espresso. It’s pure and clean, chewy and big, but not thick.
It’s 86% Cabernet with some Malbec and Merlot, and the fruit is of the masculine, sturdy stock. The nose offers dusty red fruit, oak, leather and earth. In the mouth, a core of cherry and cassis is surrounded by spice. It’s almost elegant but not quite; it’s bigger than that, but neither heavy nor overripe.
Full barrique aromas work great with the wine’s overriding ripe, rubbery black fruit. Aromas of lemon peel, char and pulsing berry lead toward lively raspberry, plum and herb flavors. Smooth and well rounded. An elevated wine. Imported by Quintessential LLC.
Attractive and not overpowering on the bouquet, with plum and red berry aromas mixing with smoky rubber and floral hints. The acidity, however, is piercing and racy, creating angularity on the palate along with red plum, raspberry, vanilla and coconut flavors. A fiery, pointy Malbec with very nice flavors and length.
Piercing oak deals aromas of lemon and graphite, and there’s serious berry fruit, herbal scents and sous-bois to go with that. Lively and showing good maturity and acidity, with flavors of black fruits, vanilla, chocolate, toast and tobacco. Good on the finish, with everything coming full circle.