Robert Parker 94
"There is a new Malbec from the Primeras Vias range, the 2015 Primeras Vias Malbec Gualtallary, showcasing the floral and perfumed personality and the subtle minerality from this place in Valle de Uco where these vines were planted ungrafted in 2006-2007. This has a pinch of Petit Verdot that is really unnoticeable. This aged exclusively in one 4,000-liter oak vat, which respected the wine and is not noticeable at all. This is simply superb. 5,200 bottles produced."
With the first vine planted in 1897, Lagarde is one of the oldest wineries in the Mendoza region with Malbec vines over 100 years old. With only two owning families in its history, Lagarde was acquired by the Pescarmona family in 1969. Today the winery is run by young sisters Sofia and Lucila Pescarmona, third generation of the winemaking family. Under their direction, Lagarde creates exceptional terroir character wines that reflect a strong sustainable commitment to the land and its people. Striving to consistently innovate Lagarde was the first Latin American producer to plant non-traditional varieties such as Viognier and Moscato Bianco, adding to its unique style.