2013 Bodegas Colomé "Estate" Malbec Valle Calchaquí Salta
A dense and very rich red with blueberry, sliced mushroom and earth character. Full body, yet tight and reserved. Gorgeous to drink now but will improve in the next few years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Malbec Estate has a similar blend of Malbec for the three zones and altitudes (1,700, 2,300 and 2,600 meters) with wines with higher acidity and a stronger tannic structure. It was bottled after 15 months in barrel (15% new), and the oak is nicely integrated. The nose might be a bit shy; there are subtle herbs, wild berries and some spices. Today I give the edge to the 2012 where I see more complexity and depth, even though this 2013 drinks very easily with its freshness. One for the table. 180,000 bottles were produced, a slightly shorter vintage from a cooler year where the selection in the blend was a little stricter. (LG)
Full ruby. Musky, slightly gamey aromas of currant and dark chocolate. Fat, plush and sweet, with a lightly leafy quality to the dark berry and dark plum flavors. This generous, open-knit wine offers considerable early appeal. Finishes with serious, dusty tannins and good length, if not quite the grip of the 2012 release. (ST)
Produced from biodynamically farmed Malbec, with some Tannat blended in as well, this wine is produced from some of the highest elevation vines in production anywhere in the world, at more than 7,000 feet above sea level! Dark fruit flavors have hints of scruffy, savory herbs as well as a very solid overall structure, with tannins lending grip to the intensely flavored fruit and a persistent finish. Another great effort from one of our favorite Argentine wineries.