Héctor and Pablo Durigutti's top bottling is their "Familia" Malbec. This modern,
concentrated release originates from two heirloom-quality vineyards in
Maipú (Lunlunta) and San Carlos (La Consulta). In order to add
complexity and depth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah
were blended into the cuvee in small amounts. Grapes were fermented
with native yeasts and the wine was neither filtered, fined, or
Inky purple-colored, expressive perfume of cedar, tobacco, violets, lilacs,
black cherry, and blackberry which leap from the glass. This is followed
by a spicy, full-flavored, layered, structured palate. With terrific length
and balance, this should cellar through 2025.
"A very dark, rich style, with braised fig, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, plum reduction and loam notes that are woven together as they rumble through the muscular finish. Malbec. Best from 2010 through 2013."
"The 2004 Malbec Familia Reserva was sourced from two Mendoza vineyards, one 56 years old and the other 66 years of age. The wine was fermented with native yeasts and aged for 20 months in French oak. Inky purple-colored, it offers an expressive perfume of cedar, tobacco, violets, lilacs, black cherry, and blackberry which leaps from the glass. This is followed by a spicy, full-flavored, layered, structured wine with 6-8 years of aging potential, excellent balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. It should drink well through 2025."
The Wine Advocate