2014 Viña Cobos "Felino" Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1228100 91 points James Suckling

 Tangy and fresh with blueberry, blackberry and light spice character. Medium body, fine tannins and a bright finish. Clear and focused.  (5/2015)

Vinous

 Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and plum aromas are complicated by hints of chocolate and mint; seems a bit less consistently ripe than the 2014 Cabernet. Then sweeter in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing a minty nuance to the plum and currant flavors. Finishes with light, tongue-dusting tannins and decent length. (ST)  (3/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Taut, with notes of paprika to the mocha, dried cherry and dark plum flavors. The savory finish has firm tannins. (KM)  (9/2016)

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Varietal:

Malbec

- These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.
Country:

Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5