97 Points- James Suckling
"The complexity and intensity are there from the outset with notes of vivid blackcurrants, charcoal, ash, dark plums, creme de cassis, roasted herbs, spices and tons of violets. The palate is pure velvet and fruit with tightly-wound yet immaculately-structured tannins, which are carried to the long, long finish by ever-flowing acidity. Stunning. From 2,000-meter-high vineyard. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink in 2022."
93 Points Winespectator
"Powerful, with hints of elegance to the refined dried raspberry and cherry flavors, supported by fresh acidity and firm tannins. Hot stone and spice details show on the savory finish. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022."
Rich, dark violet in color with a nose of dark chocolate, berry, plum and herb. Explosively rich on the palate with long, structured tannins.
Chañar Punco is a unique sub-region surrounded by the Quilmes Mountains, located southwest within the Calchaquí Valley. At 2000 meters above sea level, this terroir displays unique characteristics. Poor, rocky and calcareous soil combined with the scarce heat load, radiation, in the months prior to harvest, allows the grape to slowly develop its maximum expression.
A field blend of the best selection. Pre-fermentative macerations are carried on at 7°C, and native yeasts are used for the alcoholic fermentation. Before malolactic fermentation each variety is racked into new French oak barrels of 225 liters where the fermentation process is carried on and aged during 18 months. The blend is defined after an intense selection of the best 8 barrels. Bottled without stabilization and filtration in order to maintain the essence of the wine.
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By: DIONysus on 28 August 2018Loved this wine and everything about it. Very smooth and velvety with chocolate and cigar tastes. Pouring it into the glass you could see there is something special about it. Dark red tears that stick to the sides and stain the glass. I decanted it first, but tried a little before I did this. Decanting it definitely made a difference, but it was also great without.Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)