89 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($18; from 40+-year-old vines) Full ruby-red. Serious, ripe aromas of black fruits, leather, chocolate and pepper, with a smoky nuance adding complexity. Fat and sweet but not at all over the top, with flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and pepper conveying the malbec side of the blend. Finishes classically dry, with very fine tannins and notes of tobacco and pepper.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
I have enjoyed malbec grapes for several years now. However, the last year more or less has been disappointing. I was becoming worried that malbec has gone the way of the merlot grape a decade ago. This wine has renewed my faith in the grape! A must for malbec lovers. Anyone else will also enjoy this wonderfully tastefull wine.
Incredible bang for the buck
Beautiful layers of taste with a nice finish. Rates really high with this taster
Discovered this wine while traveling through the pacific northwest. Was happy to find in again via Wine Access, this is one you will want to share with friends ....rich full, and so very smooth..
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Layerd smooth structured, what a deal!
Did I mention, I love it!!!
Nice blend, fabulous in the glass after opening up - great value. Would like to find more.
Excellent Malbec/cab blend. Good fruit, easy drinking
Was perfect with a grilled strip steak. Nice balance hint of blueberry. Now to find more??
Thought about checking the "love it" but I did not want to get carried away by love at first taste. Kinda like voting for a candidate who just talk's good!
BUT, this is my kinda wine! Priced about right, great to drink just by itself and even better with food. Now if it cellar's for a few more years with improvement,(no info available on that??) I could fall in Love, well maybe.
Powerful fruit and spice
Great wine for the price. Full bodied full of fruit and smooth.
I wish I had More
Very Good. Lots of flavor and structure.
Open this and let it breathe. We enjoyed layer upon tasty layer in glass after glass. The bottle was empty before we were ready to stop enjoying this wine. I hope to have the discipline to cellar a few of these.
2008 Goulart Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Deep, dark purple-black in color. Spice and berries on the nose. Strong tannic initially but smoothes out within minutes. Fruity with a bit of sweetness and a finish that lingers.
Let it Age for A few years
Day one - 87-89 range (3 stars). Popped & poured. Blackish / purple color. Okay on it's own with better food. Nice backbone with acidity & tannins to age. Day two (stored at room temperature with a vacu-vin) - much, much better. Blackberry compote, some licorice and nice earthy overtones in the mouth with a full mouthfeel - had with bbq grilled chicken and it held up nicely. Medium fiinish - for $20.00 or under, great QPR. 90-91 on day two. Would buy again. If you have patience, 4 stars on Wine Access Scale.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
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