2013 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1270590 95 points James Suckling

 A soft and silky red with violet, berry and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely well craft with elegance and style. Made from high vineyards in Uco Valley with consulting enologist from Bordeaux Jean-Claude Berrouet. Drink or hold.  (6/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec from eight-year-old vineyards in San Pablo (Uco Valley) that are planted on stonier soils and matured in new and used French oak barrels for one year. It's a juicy, quite fruit-driven, ripe Malbec with some notes of cereals and also a lactic hint. The palate shows the textbook sweet tannins and also a slight sweetness in the finish. (LG)  (8/2015)

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By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/30/2016 | Send Email
The Tapiz hits the spot for a juicy, fruit forward Malbec that still does not lack for structure and overall balance. Most importantly, though, with its red and dark fruits and hints of spice and licorice, it is a delicous, easy to drink red for a budget friendly price.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/25/2016 | Send Email
Looking for a fun new everyday bottle? Try this lovely little Tapiz Malbec! We recently tasted a bottle of this, and I was impressed with the nice balance and pretty fruit. Although slightly lighter than some Malbecs from the area, this wine shows lovely dark berry fruit and mild spice notes. Malbecs from this area are also extremely versatile for food pairing, and are a great go-to for weekday nights.

By: Sal Rodriguez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2016 | Send Email
Looking for a bright, fruit forward, easy drinking Malbec, for not a lot of money? May I hand you a case of this? Party on with this easy to drink, lovely, red-fruited number that will surely charm your guests. Enjoy!

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