5 Stars†- Raymond Chan "Full, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour. This has a full, broad and voluminous bouquet with†deeply packed aromas of blackberries entwined with blackcurrants and black plums, unfolding dark†herbs and spice notes, along with black minerals, black ink and cedary oak. Medium-full bodied,†the palate has mouthfilling flavours of ripe, blackberry and plum fruit along with notes of herbs†with menthol nuances, unfolding mineral and ink elements. The palate possesses an abundance of†tannin extraction and structure supporting the fruit,, the wine showing plenty of presence. The†acidity is soft, and the wine flows to a textured, firm finish with blackberries, plums, spices and†cedar. This is a broad and fulsome Malbec/Merlot blend with ripe blackberry and plum flavours†along with mineral and ink on a structured palate." Raymond Chan
|Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Germany
92 Points - Robert Parker
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Gold Medal -†Selections Mondiales des Vins, Canada†(2008 Vintage)
Gold Medal - Argentine Wine Awards†(2008 Vintage)
Layered aromas of cassis, berry, coffee and mocha come with regional Cafayate green notes. The palate is lively and offers ribald acidity along with red plum, berry, vanilla, spice and toast flavors. Turns more oaky the longer it's open, with vanilla and dill on the finish.