James Suckling 92
"Brimming with blueberry, violet and bitter chocolate notes, this is an extravagant yet very fresh and well-structured expression of Salta malbec. If you can give it until 2020, then the bold, dry tannins will soften and may make it more elegant."
Wine Advocate 91
"The 2016 Malbec Estate is a blend of grapes from their four terroirs at 1,750, 2,300, 2,700 and 3,111 meters in altitude. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, 10% of them new. All Salta wines have intensity and ripeness, and this is no exception. But the challenge is to find elegance and balance, which this one does nicely within its XL style. It is dark and heady yet harmonious. 180,000 bottles produced."
Tim Atkin 93
'Colomé’s estate Malbec is sourced from four different sites - La Brava, El Arenal, Altura Máxima and Colomé itself - and is a wonderfully vibrant, youthful red with intense violet and lavender aromas, subtle vanilla spice and vivid acidity. 2019-24. Alcohol: 14.5%."
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This is the furthest I've ever driven to get to a single winery. We drove from Salta over to Cachi and then Molinos. You absolutely need to allow time for the drive across - it's spectacular scenery and you don't want to be rushing through that. I laughed at everyones dirt caked car comments - this is almost in the adventure tourism category!
The winery itself is in an amazing location. The wines are fantastic and their Torrentes is one of the best we tried in Argentina. We had a lovely lunch and then the tasting and James Turrell Museum - an absolute must do.
The tasting is the only thing that has stopped me from giving Colome top marks. I am a wine tourist and the tasting is on the lean side. People who drive here are not your average wine drinker so to have a high price tag to taste a few wines after such a long trip was a bit unexpected. Most people will buy the wine, but not if you don't let them taste it or charge a very high tasting fee. There are many other equally good producers who are a bit more generous so this is possibly something to work on for Colome.
Overall however, I am more than pleased I came here - it was an overall adventure and experience, both getting there and experiencing the facilities.
The gem in the middle of no where.