Black, deep and intense color with nose of ripe black fruit, blackberries, black
pepper and plum. Plenty of volume and powerful in the mouth. Round, with lots
of tannins, but with finesse and harmony. A wine that is powerful and at the same
time refined. Best paired with osso bucco, lamb, strong cheeses, roasted walnuts,
and other hearty fare.
"I reviewed the 2007 Colome Malbec Reserva last year. It was presented again in this year’s tasting so I am repeating my note and adding one point to the score (and the price has increased by $10). Colome's old-vine cuvee is one of Argentina’s icon Malbecs. The 2007 Reserva is 100% Malbec sourced from a 17-acre plot of 60- to 150-year-old vines purchased by owner, Donald Hess, in 2001. The wine spent 24 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it has that extra dimension of complexity that only old vines can provide. It offers up a confiture of black cherry and black raspberry along with mineral notes and toasty new oak. Dense, layered, concentrated, this rich, impeccably balanced effort will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and drink well through 2030."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright saturated ruby. Pungent, high-toned aromas of blackberry, maraschino cherry, black pepper and violet. Sharply delineated, youthfully imploded but not hard, displaying explosive inner-mouth perfume and energy to the very pure dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Gets silkier as it opens in the glass, showing some suggestions of superripe fruit, but without any loss of clarity or lift. A powerful yet fine-grained and very subtle wine, finishing with suave tannins and superb cut and lift. Donald Hess's project involving some of the highest vineyards in the world is coming to spectacular fruition."
International Wine Cellar