Region: Mendoza, Argentina Grapes: Malbec First Glance: Youthful, Vibrant, Silky Acclaim: 94pts - James Suckling
The Wine: Reserva Malbec grapes are harvested early and fresh, at their peak of fruit expression; as we like to say, "al dente". It is gently macerated for a period of 15-20 days, aiming to slowly and precisely extract the right tannic structure of the wine while preserving its fineness. Ageing is performed in used French oak barrels for 12 months, while a proportion is kept in tank to preserve fruit freshness and purity.
On the nose it is fresh and intensely fruity with black and red fruit flavors like blackberry, plum and strawberry, together with typical violet and mountain spices notes of cold climate Malbec. The palate is vibrant and layered, the mouthfeel is fresh and polished, with a good tension and length.