Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and
violets framed by hints of oak and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate, and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style of wine, reigning in the fruit and focusing it into a long finish. A wine that truly struggles between its fun and serious side.
Pairs well with a wide range of foods from beef and pork to game birds or even meat-based pastas. This is what Malbec pleasure is all about.
"Full, saturated red-ruby. Very pure, soil-inflected aromas and flavors of blackberry liqueur, mocha, truffle and smoky minerality, complicated by hints of milk chocolate and crushed herbs. Juicy and spicy but a bit youthfully imploded, with enticing sweetness leavened by brisk acidity. Most impressive today on the long, energetic, firmly tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of blackberry, black cherry, espresso and dark chocolate. Give this at least two or three years in the cellar before pulling the cork. Susana Balbo is now toasting her barrels with convection, which she says gives sweetness to the wines without an overbearing oakiness."
International Wine Cellar
"A dense, juicy red, displaying rich plum, crushed wild berry, spice, game and light earth notes that follow through on the long, minerally finish. Smart Buy."
"A very vibrant, highly enjoyable take on Malbec with uplifting, creamy, blueberry and chocolate aromas. Crisp acidity and an elegant structure on the lively palate ably supports distinct flavors of red cherry, spice and darker fruits, which manage to remain in play throughout the impressive length. "