Impenetrable Colour - dense deep Ruby - opaque. Black fruits of blackberry and plums verging on pruney on the nose. A full bodied palate - rich and fleshy needing more complexity which will come with bottle age. Winery says drink to 2030. Try the next one in a few years. This winery on Kangaroo Island is owned by Jacques Lurton (Cheval Blanc and other wineries in South America). The winemaker is Yale Norris who is from Colorado. I think I incorrectly said Canadian in a previous note. Barb and I had a private tour of The Islander with Yale back in 2016. These grapes are fermented in upright square concrete vats where he does several pump overs of the skins - then matured for almost 2 years in French Oak in the next size up from a Barrique. At $35 great value for the time and effort that goes into this boutique production. Sadly ravaged in the bush fires earlier this year. — 7 days ago
Wow do these wines continue to impress me with how well they age. CellarTracker has the drink dates wrong on this one. I could see this last for another few years in the cellar. Nice amount of pepper on this one still. Some slight tannins as well on the back end. Lovely wine. — 16 days ago
In direct battle against de Pago (Otazu) on day 1 we thought more refinement in the Pago. The acids (lime zest) in the Bramare are very present on day 1.
Now on day 2 the air did its thing and it drinks beautifully! It remains fresh in style though.
It needs a decant of a few hours. — 5 days ago
This is excellent Malbec, dark purple in the glass with a great nose of blackberry, plum, cigar smoke, violet and burnt toast. The palate is fruit forward with some acid which is somehow refreshing as opposed to sharp. Nice long rounded finish with extra layers of oak and spice. There’s loads going on here and I have no doubt this will smooth out even further in the coming years, saving some to try on day two. Best I’ve had from Argentina for sure. — 14 days ago
This is a sexy beast if I’ve ever had one. Nose is ill. Dank clay, moss, cigar, tobacco, berry liquer, flowers, feral. So so deep. Will take decades to fully express itself. Mineral. Clay. So much clay. Just so unique. Palate is so so creamy, concentrated and has beastly tannins that pump out unreal, thick berry and cherry fruit. So pure. So sweet. So thick. Painfully young. Super ripe tannins and loads of dry extract. Insanely ling finish. Like minutes. Sick wine. Way too young. But incredible. Better in 10-15 years. — 18 days ago
90% Malbec, 10% Tannat .. Round, fleshy, with a delicious fruity trend of red fruits, plums, caramelized notes. Nice overall balance. the tannins line the mouth with delight. very good with desserts as much as dishes in sauce or southwest of France. (Cassoulet for example).. — 6 days ago
Deep red purple in the glass with an opaque core. Inviting nose of￼￼ blackberry compote. Full-bodied palate of blackberry, black plum, and cocoa covered black cherry. Medium acidity. Medium tannins. Medium long finish. A New World Malbec that could match Old World dishes. Ready for burgers, prime rib, and all in between. Drink now through 2024. — 10 days ago
Degustando este Malbec de la Patagonia, muy bueno, en vista: violeta intenso, en nariz: frutos rojos, ciruelas, vainilla, tostado, en boca: fresco, equilibrado, suave, taninos medios, un buen final, largo y frutado, calidad precio excelente, temperatura de servicio 16° - 18° acompañamos con unas hamburguesas como las que preparábamos en el BOOM hace algunos años, dobles (Super King), con queso, tomate, lechuga, pepinillos, papas fritas y salsas a discreción, abrazos — 8 days ago