Profound, saturated inky bluish black colors paint the glass, leading to a riveting debut of plum, blueberry and black walnut aromas. Regal structure and intensity define the voluptuous, meaty texture and polished tannins. Flavors of dulce de leche, black fruits, clove and coffee bean build to an impressive crescendo. Mouth-coating yet fine-grained tannins grace the endless finish of this densely-textured portrait of 80 year old-vine malbec from Marchiori Vineyard.
"The Cobos label is used for the top-of-the-line offerings. The 2008 Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard spent 18 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels. It is opaque purple/black with a soaring perfume of toasty oak, mineral, lavender, exotic spices, incense, licorice, dark chocolate, and black cherry. Layered, densely packed, and structured, this voluminous effort will benefit from 4-5 years of additional cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2028. "
The Wine Advocate
"Dense and concentrated, with a core of blackberry liqueur, plum skin and cassis notes tightly framed by silky tannins. Vibrant acidity drives the complex layers of violet, espresso and licorice in the long finish. Best from 2012 through 2015. 497 cases made. "
"Good bright medium ruby. Superripe, slightly roasted aromas of musky black raspberry, tobacco and licorice. Lush, thick and quite sweet, but with intriguing violet lift to the aromas of black raspberry and violet. Not showing as much energy as the Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec but this is even larger-scaled wine. Finishes seamless and sweet, with substantial building, dusty tannins and notes of dark chocolate and cola. This may go on for years but it's certainly accessible right now."
International Wine Cellar