90 pts Wine Advocate Issue #228 Dec 2016
A step up in complexity and intensity, the 2015 Malbec Limestone Block is sourced from a single vineyard in the Chacayes zone where the soils are rich in limestone, hence the name. There is a little bit of Cabernet Franc here, and it’s all fermented in concrete vats and matured in neutral, well-seasoned oak barrels. The palate is quite soft, with round tannins and moderate acidity.
88 pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer July 2017
Bright, dark red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, rose petal, chimney ash, licorice pastille and crushed rock. Supple raspberry and tobacco flavors are energized by penetrating acidity and underlying minerality, with the Cabernet Franc element providing floral lift. Slightly herbal and green but offers good texture and intensity. The tannins are a bit clenched today but the finishing fruit flavors linger.