88 pts Vinous/Tanzer
Bright ruby-red. More primary and clenched on the nose than the Paso de Piedra Malbec, hinting at chocolate and menthol. A rather muscular, distinctly dry Cabernet with good density of texture but limited fruit sweetness in the early going. In a rather medicinal style, finishing with a firm tannic spine and an impression of austerity. I wonder where this youthfully unforthcoming wine can go in bottle.
92 pts James Suckling June 2017
Currants and stones with hints of mint follow through to a medium body, tight and silky tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold.
Viña Alicia, Las Compuertas (Luján de Cuyo)
Intense dark color. with a raspberry-like aroma and a complexity associated with this noble grape. Fresh, well-balanced, with gobs of dark fruit, great acidity, and mature tannins, unctuous and elegant. In the mouth it is profound and round, fleshy, with soft but potent tannins.