94 pts Descorchados
Although the alcohol in this wine is high, the warm sensation—that sweetish, even cloying or outright burning sensation—that it might produce just doesn’t exist here. On the contrary, this is a refreshing wine. It does have ripe flavors, but there’s enough acidity here as well as tannins to keep it all in balance—and for many more years to come. An excellent display of the house style. This malbec comes from a 150-year-old vineyard in the Las Compuertas zone on the northern terrace of the Mendoza River.
91 points James Suckling