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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($85; aged in new French oak for 16 months) Bright, full red-ruby. Knockout perfume of blackberry, violet, minerals, licorice; conveys a tiny-berry quality. Compellingly intense and racy in the mouth, with great energy and definition to the perfumed flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, minerals and licorice pastille. This suave, classy, essentially gentle wine finishes with mounting tannins, great sweetness of fruit and terrific grip. These "black shoots" are a mutation of malbec from the same hundred-year-old vineyard used to make the Las Compuerta wine. This wine has been consistently superb in recent years, but 2008 gets my highest rating yet.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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