2004 Viña Cobos "Marchiori Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The super-expressive 2004 Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard is opaque purple/black in color. Its perfume of toasty oak, mineral, lavender, blueberry, and black cherry is very sexy and leads to a complex, spicy, rich, chewy wine which also manages to combine elegance and power. Its length and superb balance suggest another eight years of cellaring with a drinking window from 2016 to 2040. (JM)
Very muscular, with lots of bacony toast and coffee leading the way for dark, ripe layers of currant, fig and blackberry. Ultrarich, with exotic smoke and spice notes on the finish. Needs to unwind a bit, but shows impressive depth and focus.