2006 Viña Cobos "U Nico" Marchiori Vineyard Mendoza
96 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate:" The 2006 uNico Marchiori Vineyard is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Malbec. Opaque purple-colored, aromatically it has the complexity that a great vintage can provide. Notes of pain grille, crushed stone, lavender, black cherry, blackberry liqueur, and fruit compote are exquisite. On the palate, the wine is opulent, dense, intensely flavored, and lengthy. It will continue to evolve for another 4-6 years and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026." (12/08) 93 points Stephen Tanzer: "Full ruby-red. Crushed berries, exotic spices, tobacco and musky oak on the nose. Fleshy, sweet and full, with a seamless texture to the thick flavors of dark berries, candied licorice and cocoa powder. With its solid underlying minerality, this shows more energy than the Marchiori Vineyard malbec. Really saturates the palate on the back end, finishing with lush tannins and superb breadth and sweetness." (Jan/Feb '09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A very dark, rich, toasty style, with layers of fig, mocha, blackberry and currant that pump through the broad, muscular finish, where loam and coffee notes fill in. Has considerable heft, but displays purity and balance as well. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2010 through 2013." (05/09) ETA: Early Sept 2009.