The fruit used to make this wine comes from a single estate, “finca”, in higher elevation Los Arboles, Uco Valley. All manually harvested and aged in American and French oak for 12 months. Valley fruit draws out the iris, sage, peppercorns and “green” notes of Malbec. Tannins are chewy. You are getting a lot of wine for practically nothing. Definitely speaks to its terrior with tons of minerality. This truly gives you a sense of place in the glass. Bracing acidity lifts the chocolate, sweet tobacco, coconut, and dill from the American oak, but black and blue fruit stay fresh and integrated.
#nakedwines — 7 days ago
Вино с подвохом. Кроме привычного спектра в гамму вплетены такие диковинные вещи, как, скажем, мак и травяной бальзам, учитывая, что вино вообще без какой-либо внятной выдержки. Не каждый поймет, фруктовых бомбермэнов отпугнет на раз. Во всем прочем, притом, не потеряно - прекрасный баланс, шелковый танин, сочности нет предела. Бернар Магрэ могёт в нестандартный подход, найс. — 2 days ago
Лесная вишня, сухофрукты, много ментола, мелькают кедровые тона, немного кожи. Букет неплох, но через некоторое время становится чересчур ягодным и плоским. Приятная сливочная текстура, бархатистый танин без каких-либо шероховатостей. Неплохо. — a day ago
That lovely smell of the fog that happens in the early morning, burning off from the vegetation- slowly thriving and decomposing under its smoky blanket.
Heavy bodied with the classic South American vegetal flavors, green pepper, tomato stalk, garden herbs. Smokey tannins tempered by an almost citric acidity.
Love this winery. — 6 days ago
An intense dark purple welcomes you to one of Mendoza’s best wine I’ve tried. It temps you with ripe dark fruits, pepper, and fine oak on the nose. In mouth, one can find layers of spices, ripe but present tannin, a medium to full bodied with fresh dark fruits and modest oak, great freshness and an amazing long nuanced finished...
...excellent example of a great Mendozan MALBEC... — 2 days ago
SNM (Sunday Night Magnum!) with @Steve Haro @Andrew Neyer @David Moffat @Matt Davis.
My palate has shifted over the years. Really difficult for me to enjoy Malbec these days. This, however, brings me back to the days of yore and gives me hope I may fall in love all over again. This was just so soft and supple, showing cherry and leather flavors with a smoke-filled finish. Elegant. — 6 days ago
Popped the rest of this guy and let air slowly for 2 hours. Dark cork on the pop! Not sure, but this one seems to have been aged in American oak as this one has VERY stiff tannin that never truly gave way even hours after cork pop. The fruit on the nose is all purple and bubblegum. The entry is acidic purple fruit. Middle has some dried herb, and the finish is stiff, young oak. The website says the 13 was in French Oak, 50% new. Not a bad showing for this wine, but I did expect better based on what I know about this producer on a whole. — 20 days ago
A while back, Chappellet came to Fort Worth and did a wine dinner, so my in laws and I attended. Overall, very nice wines and we heard the view was great atop Pritchard Hill, so they wanted to stop by during our trip.
Chappellet does a very solid job across many wines, but this Malbec was a standout. It’s usually so inky and one dimensional, but this was a welcomed surprise. Lots of black cherry, red licorice tart and spice. Similar to the well crafted Hope & Grace Malbec that @David T introduced to me. — 20 days ago