90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($18) Bright, deep ruby. Complex and inviting aromas of blackberry, tobacco, meat and smoky oak. Dense, sweet and serious, with noteworthy intensity and precision to the flavors of blackberry, pepper and spices. Finishes vibrant and long, with silky tannins and excellent lift. An outstanding value. (Incidentally, the Goulart wines are made by Luis Barraud, the partner of Paul Hobbs in the Cobos venture.)
88 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Giving 5 stars!
4 star taste but given the cost I am moving it up to 5 stars. Would easily pay $45 in a restaurant for a Malbec of this calibre.
Mendoza Melbec Winner
Bing cherry, blackberry, with a background of ?... earth? We both liked it very much all by itself. And Pat is not normally a Melbec fan. Not a long finish, but good enough.
Better with Patience
Our first exposure to this Malbec a year ago was a little disappointing--a little thin up front and not much finish. Absolutely delicious a year later, with all sins forgiven! Great wine. Great value.
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Outstanding Value in Malbec
If you like malbec, this is a very good one, and a great value, too. Recommended.
Malbec number 2
This is the second order for Malbec that I have placed with you and both brands lived up to your description and satasfaction. Your company sells excellant wines, this one falls into this catagory.
My only regret with this wine is that I gave a bottle to a friend. I want that bottle back.
love the old vines
2008 Goulart Malbec the Marshall
Pretty good, but not as good as the 2007 Marshall
2008 Goulart The Marshall
Good wine at value pricing
I love Malbecs and have had some great ones. I was optimistic about this one, but found it very heavy, almost syrupy. Alcohol content was normal but it tasted much stronger...Not what I was hoping for...but maybe just my taste.
Not all it was cracked up to be
This Malbec really under-performed for me based on the description. I thought I'd love it, but found it to be too sweet, almost cloying. 2 stars may be too harsh, could be 2.5, but still, a disappointment. I've had some Malbecs that I love (Catena's entry level and Mendel's come to mind of similarly priced, but far superior). Sorry, this one didn't hit the mark as well as most of your wines do.
This wine was very disappointing it actually had a vinegar taste.
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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The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina.
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