2011 Fournier "Urban Uco" Malbec Tempranillo Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Urban Uco is a blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec that spent 3 months in oak. Deep purple in color, with an inviting bouquet of smoke, blackberry, and blueberry, on the palate it is loaded with flavor, depth, and length. This stunning overachiever may be the finest value in my Argentina tastings. Buy it by the case.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(50% each malbec and tempranillo): Dark red. Expressive, superripe nose offers cherry liqueur, plum, fig jam and flowers. Juicy and vinous, with surprising freshness and lift to the plum and redcurrant flavors. This savory, slightly clenched wine would go well with fatty meats. Finishes with sweet, even tannins and good length and lift. Very good value.
The 2011 Urban Uco will be one of the Top Values this year! Not only does the Wine Advocate rave about the sheer awesomeness of this wine but we've tasted it too and couldn't agree more. This blend of Tempranillo and Malbec from Mendoza is a more finely tuned machine than you would expect at the low price point. There is bold black fruit flavors, but they are surrounded by wonderful mineral and earthy nuances. A case purchase kind of wine. (Keith Mabry, K&L Wine Merchants-Hollywood)