By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/20/2010 | Send Email
This wine was produced from a single vineyard located 1,100 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Andes. The plantings are quite dense (5,500 plants per hectare). The soil is poor and stony, providing ideal drainage. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for months, and then sees a six month resting period in bottle. What results is a big, textbook, higher quality Argentine Malbec. It is a saturated, dark purple color, has aromas of blackberries, macerated plums and spice, and a generous but supple palate of dark fruits enhanced by the pain grillé and vanilla notes provided by oak. This wine is showing very well right now. Do not hesitate to drink your first bottle; then, set aside a few more bottles to age. We tasted the 2004 alongside the 2006, and it was also drinking quite nicely, with a dense, generous core of fruit that promises at least another several years of development. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest decanting this wine and serving it alongside a well-seasoned grilled steak. Grass-fed, if you want to go Argentine-style. Enjoy and salud!