Product DescriptionVinoUS Media Review
Bright medium ruby. Deep aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant, espresso, minerals and bitter chocolate complicated by a whiff of nutty oak. Silky, glossy and pliant wine but not fat or over the top. There's a captivating medicinal reserve and restrained sweetness to the black fruit and menthol flavors. A step up on the 2013 release in energy and shape--and not gamey! This lovely, juicy midweight has a texture more like a Bordeaux than an Argentine Malbec, but then it's from very high-altitude vineyards. Finishes with suave tannins and noteworthy lift. (Stephen Tanzer)
Wine Spectator Review
Offers zesty flavors redolent of kirsch, raspberry ganache, red currant and crushed red plum, with concentrated minerality midpalate. The finish lingers with hints of white pepper and chocolate nibs. Drink now through 2024.
James Suckling Review
A wine with very pretty fruit density and balance. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a dark-berry, walnut-shell and orange-peel aftertaste. Drink now.
Wine Advocate Review
The 2014 Malbec Estate is a blend of grapes from the four zones and altitudes they wor--at 1,800, 2,300 and 2,600 meters--and some 5% of grapes from the Altura Maxima vineyard at 3,111 meters. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, underwent malolactic in barrel and 18 months élevage in a combination of used and newer barrels. Winemaker Thibaut Delmotte thinks 2014 is, together with 2008, the most balanced harvest he has seen since he arrived there in 2005. These wines are always very dark colored, almost opaque, and this has a complex nose because it gets different characteristics from the grapes harvested at different altitudes--the lower ones provide body, and the higher ones add elegance, freshness and minerality. It's heady and aromatic mixing morello cherries with decayed violets, a touch of tar and smoke and some spices. The palate is soft, with very round tannins and juicy flavors, terribly engaging. It has a very tasty, umami-driven finish. Drink this at 15 degrees Celsius.
Wine Tasting Notes
Bright and intense in color with beautiful aromas of blackberries, red fruits and exotic floral notes, this wine delivers aromatics that entice the senses. A full lush entry of ripe and rich black fruit surrounds spiced oak notes and hints of pepper. Fresh acidity supports big, bold tannins and wonderful complexity. It pairs well with steak, cassoulet, duck, venison and other hearty fare, including strong and sharp cheeses.