89 pts Wine Enthusiast Aug 2019
A dense black color and power-packed aromas of blackberry, earthy plum, mint and herbs open this wide-bodied Cabernet. Herbal plum and berry flavors are stocky, while this is solid as a boulder on the finish, with an overriding sense of ripeness and heft.
Following their philosophy that “Wine Is Made In The Vineyard, Let The Terroir Speak For Itself,” Lamadrid owns three vineyards in Agrelo: Finca La Matilde (planted 1929), Finca Lamadrid (1973), and Finca La Suiza (2004). Their wines are all estate grown from one of these single vineyards, and follow organic and sustainable farming practices. The vineyards are irrigated with the pure water from the Andes and the wines are vinified using only indigenous yeasts with no fining or filtration. In the words of Gabriela García, Guillermo’s daughter, “Water is such a precious resource, especially when making wine in a desert. Sustainability and eco-friendliness need to be incorporated into the way
of life in the vineyard and winery.” Gabriela, a Certified Sommelier, travels the world as brand ambassador. Héctor and Pablo Durigutti, two of Argentina’s most celebrated winemakers, partners with owner Guillermo García Lamadrid, have hand-crafted the wines since the first vintage in 2005.