Tapiz Black Tears Malbec Vineyard Selection 2011/2012 98.-
Intense pruplish red color. Flavors and aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruits, dried plums, figs,
fruits compote and jams. Has a nose with very subtle floral and menthol notes. Its passage
through oak provides notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Presence of sweet and ripe
tannins. A specimen with an elegant personality, intense in flavor and an impeccable balance.
Vinia Cobos Bramare 100% Malbec 2017 90.-
Deep purple colour. Aromas of ripe red and black fruit mixed with spicy notes of vanilla, clove,
cinnamon and cigar box. Hints of confectionery. Concentrated palate with sweet tannins and
a velvety texture.
Marchiori Barraud Cuartel 2 Malbec 2015 82.-
Sweet, jammy aromas of blueberry and cassis suggest ripeness to the max. For confir-
mation, the palate is rich, plump, soft and a bit heavy, with prune, baked berry and cassis
flavors that end in a chewy, warm, fully ripe finish
Enrique Foster Malbec Reserva 2008 73.-
Hand-harvested from 70 year old vines. located in Lunlunta at 900 metres above sea level.
Intense red with violet hints in color, in the nose fresh red fruits and spiced aromas are high-
lighted. In the mouth, it’s elegant with excellent body and persistent end.
Familia Cassone Obra Prima Coleccion 2014/2015 76.-
Ripe, deep aromas of cassis and marzipan evolve to show minerality. A big, chunky palate
features flavors of baked blackberry, cassis and chocolate, while a mild, somewhat lang-
uorous finish is chewy and leaves a lasting taste of prune.
Cassone Reserva Malbec 2015 60.-
Obra Prima Reserve Malbec is a selection of 100% Malbec from 100+ year old vines in
Lujan de Cujo (vineyard was planted in 1911), harvested by hand at peak of maturity and
vinified with prolonged maceration on the skins to enhance concentration of ripe fruit
aromas such as plum and blueberry. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
El Equilibrista El Joven Malbec 2017/2018 62.-
I loved this Malbec, smooth and silky with great legs, tannins, smokey and black fruits!
It lives up to its name a good balance from the young equilibrista!
Marchiori Barraud Hornero 2015 95.-
Dense ruby ??red on the nose, fresh menthol, herbs and red fruits. On the palate soft entry
then shows a lot of character, wonderfully flavored and fruity. A strong,punchy persistent
finish. Top wine
Grape variety: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Bodega Norton Lote Negro 2015/2016 73.-
Intense red dark color with a ruby notes. Fruit aromas, such as blackberries and rasp-
berries, are combined with complex spiced notes and mint. It is a wine with great structure,
which is granted by the intense fruit and elegant character with a lingering finish.
Traubensorte: Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Bodega Cobos Cocodrillo 2013/2014 76.-
This red wine Cobos Cocodrilo Corte shows of dark red and intense nose, red Berries,
leather, white pepper, sour cherries and smoked oak. More intense and liqueurlike
appearance; reminiscent of dark forest berries, herbs, a little eucalyptus, good structured
and with intense tannins.
Traubensorte: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec
Familia Cassone Obra Prima Maximus 2014/2015 71.-
Not the typical Malbec, silly tannins, very strong nose, plenty of ripe fruit and spices are
quite bright already at first glance. Deep color, full body, elegant, but still the reminiscences
of the characteristic Malbec sweet note.
Traubensorte: 50% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc
Bodega Atamisque Assamblage 2014/2015 74.-
Deep purple color, high intensity nose, blackberry, black currant, plum, chocolate, tobacco,
good acidity, dark fruit flavors, sour cherry very fresh, high tannins. long finish
Traubensorten: 50% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot.
Bodega Norton Merlot Perdriel 2015 69.-
This wine shows why Merlot is back in fashion. Full and supple, with a rich, chocolatey
palate and a hint of fine creamy oak. Finca Perdriel is one of the vineyards owned by
Bodegas Norton, and provides some of the grapes for their main range of wines. However,
the very best lots are set aside and vinified separately, to give a very different expression
of the Lujan de Cuyo terroir. These wines are complex, savoury, less fruit driven, more
mineral, and made in highly limited quantities.
Traubensorte: 100% Merlot