#73 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
A superb display of tasty new oak, lilac, spice, and black cherry, Finca Mirador has personality and structure.
"This pure, racy red exhibits a dark side, with layers of spice, graphite and maduro tobacco to the crushed raspberry, blackberry and concentrated cassis fruit. Needs time in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2022."
"The vines in Finca Mirador were planted half in 1928 and half in 1942, the latter pruned double-Guyot. The 2010 Finca Mirador is from the Medrano sub-region, originating from heavier, clayey soils and aged in new French barrels for 16 months. The nose is more expressive than the Finca Bella Vista with cassis and blueberry aromas imbued with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. After 20 minutes, there is an estuarine, oyster shell scent emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a surprising sense of reserve and sophistication that could probably show Bordeaux a few lessons in restraint! It draws you in to its complexity and its precise, delineated finish of black currant pastille, sea salt and crushed stone that lingers long in the mouth. This is an outstanding Argentinean Malbec. Drink 2016-2035."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright medium ruby. Slightly porty aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and espresso. Less sweet and showy than the Altamira, displaying a distinctly savory character to its flavors of black fruits, leather and pepper. Herb and spice notes add lift. Finishes peppery and tight, with chewy tannins calling for at least four or five years of additional cellaring. A bundle of disparate components today but with excellent potential.
International Wine Cellar