2006 Viña Cobos "Marchiori Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
According to Hobbs, 2006 was one of the great vintages of his 20 year career in Argentina. The near perfect 2006 Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard is my favorite of this remarkable collection. A glass-coating, saturated opaque purple/black in color, the wine offers up a sexy/kinky bouquet of pain grille, Asian spices, pencil lead, mineral, lavender, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate there is layer upon layer of savory fruit, spice notes, espresso, and chocolate as well as exquisite balance. The wine’s finish lasts for more than a minute. Try a bottle, bury the rest in your cellar for ten years, and then drink them from 2018 to 2040.
Very lush, with concentrated but silky layers of fig sauce, crushed plum, blackberry paste and mocha that glide over muscular but well-rounded tannins. Long and velvety through the powerful finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-red. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, cassis, musky coffee, mocha and graphite. Creamy, sweet and fat with fruit, with just enough underlying minerality and tannic spine to give shape to the thick flavors of blueberry and cherry liqueur. Not especially complex but lush and mouthfilling. Fans of sheer size will no doubt score this higher than I did.