James Suckling 93
"A vivid and linear wine with blackberry and blueberry character. Granite. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now."~J.S.
Wine Advocate 90+
"I also tasted the just-bottled 2017 Felino Malbec, of which a whopping 651,000 bottles have been produced. They increased the percentage of French oak and reduced the use of American oak a bit, and the wood seems better integrated, neatly folded into the fruit. It felt a little closed (it was just bottled), and I sensed the difference between the cooler 2016 and the riper 2017, but the wine didn't show any excess and felt very balanced and harmonious. At the same time, they are also changing the image, with a cleaner, easier to read label that also reflects the character of the wine. It has very fine tannins and a great mouthfeel. Amazing quality for the volume. It slowly opened up in the glass and didn't stop to grow. In the long run, I think this will be even better than the 2016."~L.G.
Wine Enthusiast 90
“Aromas of black coffee, lemony oak, blackberry and baking spices amount to a dark and toasty whole. This Malbec from a concentrated small-crop vintage is rambling and rough on the palate, but full of lusty fruit. Black-plum, raspberry and cocoa flavors finish with lushness on a full but scratchy finish. Drink through 2025.”~M.S.
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Since the release of the inaugural 1999 vintage of Cobos Malbec, which is recognized for receiving the highest score to date for any Argentine wine, Viña Cobos has developed an expansive portfolio of ultra-premium wines that continues to grow today. Founders Andrea Marchiori, Luis Barraud and Paul Hobbs established this winery with the shared vision of producing an exquisite selection of Argentine wine that would receive international recognition and appreciation. Paul's first exposure to Argentina sparked an immediate interest and intrigue – one that fueled his desire to delve further into its rich culture and explore the varietal growing potential of its terroir. This, combined with Andrea and Luis' Mendozan roots and viticulture heritage, allowed for all three of them to not only achieve their dreams, but exceed them. With the four vineyards of Zingaretti, Rebon, Touza and Marchiori scattered throughout Mendoza's Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley, Viña Cobos boasts decades of prosperity and hints at a similar future – a direct product of the founders' ceaseless and careful commitment to the winery and consumer's experience.