Some say the 2007 vintage wasn’t up to par with others, but I disagree. This needed about 2.5 hours to fully open up. Initial taste at one hour was concerning, but after the next hour it flourished. It is full bodied, full of stewed plums and very dark cherries with a caramel aftertaste. Small hints of dark chocolate followed by soft anise and white pepper. The very end finishes off with a well balanced vegetable earthiness that integrates all of the above flavours extremely well. It has enough edginess to give the wine character that can be enjoyed long into the night. It is silky and velvety across the tongue giving a royal taste throughout. Paired with Halibut marinated in spinach and truffle risotto. — 10 days ago
One of my new favorite house wines. Always enjoy CF in my Bordeaux and experimenting with signal varietal wines. True new world expression with bright red and black fruit and easy to drink. — 3 days ago
This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.
Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 15 days ago
Malbec 2015 Tapiz Alta Collection. I love these Argentina malbecs. The color is very opaque. The bouquet is rhubarb jam on toast. The initial palate brings in ripe blackberry, raspberry, and a hint of cherry. It’s almost like a Cab and Pinot Noir blend. The mid palate is colored with minerals and graphite. The finish is minimally dry and leaves absolutely no aftertaste of anything. The canvas is back to empty. Love this wine!!!!!!!!!!!! This will pair well with any meat or cheese. Actually a beet and goat cheese salad followed by prime rib and a sweet potato and asparagus would be FANTASTIC! — 43 minutes ago
Laura Catena, a 4th generation winemaker who grew up in a traditional Argentine-Italian winemaking family in Mendoza. The wines are named after her children - Luca, Dante and Nicola - the background of the label is the McDermott coat of arms of her American husband, Daniel McDermott. Single-vineyard wine from land belonging to the Laborde family. Deep red with big ripe fruits and smoky oak. On the palate plum and jammy blackberry, spice with nice earthy character. Tannins are a bit rustic, lingering ending with toasty oak and spice. Nice value. — 10 days ago
Lovely blend. Medium body. Enjoyed pre-dinner with tapenade. Doesn’t taste like a Malbec but the cab doesn’t overwhelm it. Currents and perhaps a little blackberry. — a day ago