Bodega Noemia de Patagonia J. Alberto 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 104424
  • red wine
  • ST94
  • WS92
  • RP92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

High-toned nose of violet and vanilla, with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. Stays bright and open-knit though the finish, with spice and graphite notes. Perfect for red meat courses cooked any style.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated ruby to the rim. Knockout very pure nose offers blackberry, boysenberry, violet, bitter chocolate and sandalwood. A superripe, sexy, high-toned wine of outstanding density and delineation. As large-scaled as it is, its scary intensity and precision prevents it from coming off as heavy. Best today on the palate-staining, sharply focused finish, where the wine's serious tannins are totally buffered by sheer fruit intensity. A great showing. "
94 Points

"Dark and lush on the nose, with lots of raspberry and boysenberry confiture, but this is racy and fresh on the palate, with a great graphite underpinning that lets spice, floral and licorice notes linger on the long finish. Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2011."
92 Points

"The 2008 J. Alberto, a field blend of 95% Malbec and 5% Merlot (planted in 1955), was fermented with native yeasts (as are all Noemia's wines) and aged for 9 months in 30% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, it displays a superb bouquet of sandalwood, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a medium- to full-bodied, silky-textured wine with incipient complexity, succulent flavors, impeccable balance, and a 45-second finish. Give it another 2-3 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2011 to 2020. "
92 Points

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