89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, licorice, herbs and nutty oak, with an inviting floral topnote. Supple and fairly dense, with lovely berry sweetness and pliancy of texture. Nicely integrated acidity brightens the middle palate. Finishes broad and persistent, with sweet tannins that coat the tongue and incisors. These reds offer terrific value.
This vintage seems to be ready right about now.....especially after about 45-60 minutes of air......silky smooth. A nice drink at the end of a long day, on a cold night, with a bowl of homemade chili not that lame canned stuff. this bottle deserves better than that.
Like it a lot, but not my absolute favorite malbec of all time.
Not ready yet/Not sure if it ever will be
I ordered this the last couple of years and was overjoyed with the value for the money. The 2011 was very thin and not as pleasing as years past, was was disappointing. I ordered a case and found it to be underwhelming. I've laid a couple bottles down in hopes they will come around, however Malbec isn't really known as an ager. Won't deter me though, WineAccess is still awesome.
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Did not like this wine
I actually threw out the last glass, which is rare for me. I wouldn't buy again.
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