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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013
Good bright, medium ruby. Cassis, licorice and menthol aromas are lifted by minerals and violet. Seamless but youthfully tight on entry, then opens up spectacularly on the back half, showing superb noble tannins, excellent peppery lift and outstanding persistence. Susana Balbo attributes both the wine's fine-grained tannins and its peppery element to fully ripe grapes in 2011. Incidentally, she noted that the white netting used to protect the cabernet vines from hail and birds has the effect of reducing sunlight on the fruit by 10%; the black netting used for malbec cuts ultraviolet light by as much as 40%, extending the growing season by up to 15 days.
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