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90 pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer
(this vineyard in the Las Compuertas area of Luján de Cuyo was originally planted 150 years ago; no new oak): Healthy bright medium red. Cassis, licorice and menthol on the very ripe nose, with a slightly liqueur-like aspect and sexy coconutty French oak giving it a high-toned quality. At once creamy-sweet and vinous in the mouth, showing a medicinal menthol element but also a fine-grained texture and sexy French oak tones. Finishes with a suave, broad dusting of tannins, lovely vinosity and excellent length. This bottling has often been overripe in past years but not in the cool 2013 vintage. In fact, it really needs time to blossom in the bottle. — Stephen Tanzer
90 pts James Suckling
Balanced and refined wine with berry, light chocolate and walnut character. Medium body, fine tannins and a linear finish. Refined and pretty. Drink now.
Deep purple in color, with a spicy aroma, plum, raisins, and dark cherry-like flavors. Tannins are soft, velvety, and sweet. Very elegant, full-bodied, and a long finish which shows off its splendor and richness.
In the Vineyard: Viña Alicia, Las Compuertas (Luján de Cuyo)
Varietal: 100% Malbec
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