This wine has been aged 16 months in French oak. Deep purple in color with crimson tones. The nose instantly betrays the varietal and gives an explosive, complex aroma of red fruits and a slight smokiness. On the palate it juicily brings together a delicious sweet/acid/tannic sensation, while its complex flavors linger in the after-taste.
Pairing: This wine will go well with grilled red meat, dishes accompanied by Malbec-based red wine sauces, pastas, risotto with mushrooms, and even chocolate desserts.
Serving Temperature: 59 to 64.4 °F
90 point rating, "Dark and sexy with smooth texture and ripe plum, cassis and black raspberry fruit; dense, long and rich with power and style." - Anthony Dias Blue (James Beard Foundation award-winner) 2009
87 point rating, among "the best new wines from Argentina…sweet and nicely concentrated, with good breadth to the smoke and bitter chocolate flavors...No shortage of substance." - Stephen Tanzer/International Wine Cellar magazine 2009