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Wine Advocate 92"The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec is from Vistalba in Lujan de Cuyo and undergoes 18 months aging in new French and American oak. It handles the oak with aplomb, the nose vibrant and well-defined, with lifted cassis, blueberry and blackberry aromas that display clarity and focus. The
Robert Parker 91"The 2012 Malbec Uco Valley is a 4,000-case cuvee aged nine months in French oak, of which 10% was new. A beautiful, full-bodied, seriously endowed Malbec, it possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet bouquet of blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with camphor,
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 36"Toasty yet ripe, showing ample mesquite and mocha notes to the raspberry ganache and rich plum fruit. Silky tannins line the dark, cream-tinged finish."" A deep red color with hints of purple, this Malbec is expressive on the nose with notes of ripe
Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Urban Uco Malbec spent three months in oak barrels. The bouquet is well-defined with blackberry, boysenberry, touches of dark chocolate and anise. The palate offers chunky black fruit on the entry. It is fresh, a little rough round the edges, but true to what an
Wine Spectator 88"A solid red, featuring notes of racy blackberry and raspberry, with light tannins and layers of spice, mocha and grilled game flavors. This is rich, but juicy acidity keeps the wine fresh in the end."
Wine Spectator 91"Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through
Wine Advocate 93"The 2008 Callejon del Crimen Petit Verdot Gran Reserva is the most dense and full-bodied of these wines. Powerful, structured, and packed with savory black fruits, it will require extended cellaring to reveal its full potential. It seems to have all the right stuff, so for those
James Suckling 95"This is a structured and rich red with blueberry and dark chocolate character and hints of walnuts. Full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Chili and spices. Structured red. An old vine wine. Aged 16 months in French oak." Wine Advocate 93"The 2010 Grand Vin is a
"These fun, fresh and incredibly enjoyable wines are true to varietal character and can be enjoyed on their own or with your favorite dishes. The Astica Malbec offers a pure, fruit driven example of Argentina's signature grape. Medium in body with juicy berry flavors and a finish of soft tannins."
Stephen Tanzer 89"Bright, pale pink-red. Subtle aromas of musky strawberry and red cherry. Juicy, savory and restrained, with excellent cut and a touch of sweetness to its red fruit and spice flavors. No shortage of body here but most noteworthy for its vinosity and energy. This should work very
Wine Advocate 98"The 2008 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that spent 24 months in 100% new French oak followed by 24 months in bottle prior to release. It delivers an inviting bouquet of wood smoke, pencil
Wine Spectator 91"A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish. Drink now through 2020.""Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena, son
Wine Advocate 91"The 2011 Tikal Natural is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Syrah both organically farmed in Vista Flores from 10-year-old vines. It is aged for ten months in 80% French and 20% American oak of which 10% is new. It has a vibrant, almost life-affirming bouquet of lifted dark cherries,
"The 2012 Michel Torino Don David Cabernet Sauvignon shows spicy red pepper and paprika aromas with smoky tobacco notes. In the mouth there are firm yet elegant flavors of blackberries, morello cherry and pepper before a long, elegant finish." ~winery notes
Wine Spectator 95WS TOP 100 2012 Rank 10"Dark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box. Drink now
Wine Spectator 93"Very suave and polished, with ripe, pure flavors of blackberry, hoisin sauce and black pepper. Finely textured, this is packed with tar and roasted plum notes, showing plenty of licorice snap and dark chocolate accents on the powerful finish."Wine Advocate 92"The 2012
" Deep red with purple hues. Complex dark berry aromas highlighted with delicate black pepper and toasted notes. Well-integrated tannins, round velvety body and a long, persistent finish."~ Winery Notes
Robert Parker 91"The same can be said for the 2012 Malbec Reserve, a 100% hand-harvested Malbec from the estate’s finest vineyard parcels. Aged 12 months in French oak, it possesses a softer style than the Cabernet Sauvignon with more minerality as well as lots of blackberry, white chocolate,
"Sourced from a single vineyard, the grapes for this wine were bunch selected and hand harvested. The wine displays aroma of ripe plum and violets along with subtle hints of vanilla. Of great structure, this wine stands out for its meatiness and intense rich flavor while a soft silky finish balances
"The Trumpeter Malbec displays an inky, dense blue-red colour with attractive cherry aromas and a touch of cinnamon and sweet spice. A full, fruity wine, with excellent body, intense tannins, flavours of cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum intermingled with hints of cardamom and pepper with a
Wine Enthusiast 91"This is one exotic number. The nose shows blueberry, boysenberry, charcoal, plenty of oak and hints of cardamom and star anise. A lush, layered palate is intense but doesnt hit too hard, while concentrated blackberry, licorice and spice flavors set up a peppery, minty finish