ud boar points - The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins, good acidity and length. This wine calls for food. Drink 2014-2018.
CINGHIALE RATING 3.8
Dark Red-Garnet. Bright coloring. Burnt rubber and dark fruit on the nose. Good concentration of fruit on the taste with a slightly spicy, minty taste running through. A little soft ion the middle with low acidity and tannins. Soft, pleasant, easy to drink.
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 palate is medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and a very harmonious patina of dark chocolate-tinged black fruit. The finish is reserved, refined and does not like to boast. This is a very well-crafted, considered premium Malbec.