Dark, spicy Malbec with good fruit and a long finish. Would like to describe this wine as rugged which is weird but that’s how it is, good flavour, nice spice and herbs almost purple in colour with a kick. Don’t drink enough Malbec but that needs to change, this is good stuff. — 12 days ago
Shoe polish peppery. The bouquet reminds me of a musky, spicy, fragrant cologne my grandfather might have worn in the early 90s.
Takes me back.
Licorice, black cherry, and just a hint of banana peel in the bouquet.
At first taste:
Woah. Flavor bomb.
Rich. All this fruit you don’t sense in the bouquet comes alive. It’s as if you’re berry picking on the French countryside, popping handfuls of mixed berries into your mouth at a time.
$11.99 at TJ. This is a steal.
— 8 days ago
What is going on here? Paul Hobbs making top notch, inexpensive Malbec in Mendoza?!? Dark fruit with great acidic balance and very approachable tannin. Not my typical preference, but this is very well made for under $20. Recommend some air time. — 19 hours ago
The Marchiori Estate from Vina Cobos is sourced from the Marchiori Vineyard and is planted to 18-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted at 3,270 feet (996 meters) and Malbec vines over 80-years-old, planted at 3,264 feet. The ultra-concentrated wine is simply magical right now and starts off with anise, Black Forest cake, blueberry cordial, Asian spices and crème de cassis. The palate is dense and decadent, showing notable tannin structure with intense weight and viscosity that is downright mesmerizing. Flavors of blueberry compote, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, exotic spice, violets and blackberry cobbler all marvelously come together and linger through the finish. A complete stunner, this is one of the most compelling wines out of Argentina. While glorious now following a one hour decant, this incredible wine will continue to evolve and drink beautifully over the course of the next two decades. Drink 2019-2040- 98 — a day ago
364 cases produced, paired with salted violet dark chocolate truffle. Dark purple, intensely extracted, inky. Coconut, tobacco and forest floor aromas with some funk. Blackberry, plum and butter flavors. Slight bitterness, moderate skin astringency . Not sure about the violet chocolate pairing, though sea salt component works fine. — 2 hours ago
Just smelling this wine is tantalizing. Very fruit-forward, bursting with early-season berries. Really let the nose permeate your senses before you even take a sip. Tenor Malbec is one of my favorites and I think the 2013 is drinking magnificently right now. — 3 days ago
91/100pts, 4.2⭐. Star gazing Andean vineyards of Malbec, overlooking Mendoza plateau in 12month new French oak, 2014 vintage.
Dark ruby, violet rim, fat tears.
Fully smoked tobacco nose with elegant accords of overripe forest berries' jam.
Full body, velvet tannins, med acidity.
Multilayered palate, tons of black cherry & plummy notes in minty dark choco fudge.
Joyful cinnamon & sweet tobacco notes lifted by delicious acidity in long intense finish
💬All I could ask from a solid Argentinian Malbec is here — a day ago
2008v. Deep garnet color. After a few minutes to open up, there's deep Bing cherries, purple plum, and dusty cocoa powder. On the palette, there's juicy fruit but not too bright- leans more dry old world style. Good acidity Despite 11yrs of age, soft tannins coat your mouth with a melty grip. Dark earth on the long finish. 14% ABV. Overall, a very well balanced and satisfying Malbec that's a little darker and more brooding than you typically get in a Malbec. — 8 days ago