When it comes to Malbec, Argentina is King. It is in Argentina's climate with its warm, dry days and cool nights that Malbec absolutely shines as the rich, dark, velvety wine many have come to love. Malbec has put Argentina on the map with wine, and is one of the best red wine trends of the past decade.
Malbec is a fairly low-acidity red wine that's complex and sometimes features tasting notes of blackberry, dark cherry, plum, and olive. It's smooth, velvety mouthfeel draws in wine lovers from around the globe. And, like many of the other best red wines in the world, Malbec is full-bodied and pairs well with beef and other red meats.
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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Notes of blackberries, dark cherries, blackcurrants and baking spices. Medium body with creamy tannins. Round and juicy with lots of fruit and a ripe, chocolatey finish. Drink now.RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022 The 2021 Malbec offers varietal and regional typicity at a very affordable price. There are violets, berries and a touch of sweet spices with a juicy and round palate with almost unnoticeable tannins. (Luis Gutiérrez)
JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 8, 2021 Green olives with dark fruit and green tobacco on the nose, following through to a medium body with a lovely core of fruit and medium tannins. Hints of chocolate at the end. 80% malbec and 20% cabernet franc. Drink or hold.RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Mar 2021 The wines from Valle de Uco fared better than those from Lujan, as was the case with the 2019 Viñalba Reserva Malbec Cabernet Franc, which combines the ripe plums, violets and the peppery touch and a round and lush palate with ripe flavors and nice balance, which makes it easy to drink. 24,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. (Luis Gutiérrez)
JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Nimble blackberries and sweet blueberries, minerals, graphite and black chocolate on the nose. This is a beautifully poised red with a linear, medium-bodied palate. Polished and driven. Delicious now. Drink or hold.
RP9898 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 16th Sep 2021 The 2018 Cheval des Andes is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in small lots in 3,000- to 8,000-liter tanks and matured 40% in 225-liter oak barrels, 40% in 400-liter oak barrels and the remaining 20% in 2,500-liter oak vats for 13 months. Ninety percent of the oak used was French and the rest a blend of Austrian, Slovenian and German oak, 50% of it new. 2018 has been one of the best vintages in recent times in Mendoza, and the wine shows it. It’s a cooler vintage, and the wine has improved in freshness and elegance without losing any clout. It’s 14.5% alcohol and has a pH of 3.73. This is young, juicy, elegant and balanced and still has some herbal and toasted notes; it’s medium to full-bodied, with the creamy and luxurious texture of the modern Bordeaux, ultra fine tannins and a long, dry and precise finish. It’s still undeveloped and seems to have all the components and the balance between them for a long and positive development in bottle. With wines like this, I sometimes wish I had a time machine so I could see them in 20 years from now… I think this is the finest Cheval des Andes I’ve ever tasted. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020.JS9898 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, December 4, 2020 This is a plush, rich Cheval with blueberry and floral aromas and flavors. HInts of tar and fresh lavender. Full body. The depth and richness are impressive, as are the ripe yet fresh tannins. Very long and structured, yet controlled and in balance. This will be a great wine indeed. Release in September 2021. Drink after 2023.VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2021 The 2018 Cheval Des Andes is a blend of 70% Malbec — half from Las Compuertas and half from Paraje Altamira — and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from Las Compuertas. It was aged in barrels and foudres, 50% in new oak. Purplish red in the glass. It shows an expressively complex nose of plum, cherry and hints of spice, pepper, ink, blackberry, and blackcurrant. The oak provides a profound and subtle backdrop of sweet spice. In the mouth, it’s viscous and broad with a little juice, velvety in texture and with very fine tannins. The finish is long-lasting with a satisfying feel. A relaxed, delicate, extremely well-balanced wine with a more generous core than the 2017 vintage.SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2022 Big and rich, with expressive beef and earthy notes to the dark plum and roasted dark cherry flavors, which are backed by firm tannins and acidity. Creamy in the midpalate, with hints of dried green herbs and dark chocolate on the finish. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2026. 7,500 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. (Kim Marcus)
RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022 The red 2020 Malbec Clásico was produced with 80% grapes from Luján de Cuyo and 20% grapes from Valle de Uco, mostly their own grapes, all in stainless steel and vinified by plot with their native yeasts. It matured in concrete for nine months. It’s ripe without excess and develops a full array of aromas and flavors but keeping 13.5% alcohol, very fresh for the warm year. It’s juicy, complex beyond fruit, a little herbal, medium-bodied and with very fine tannins. It’s clean, expressive and open, a wine that has to be approachable from when you pull the cork. They are working to increase the drinkability, which will be seen more and more in the following years. This represents the largest part of their production with some 500,000 bottles. There are different bottlings. (Luis Gutiérrez)VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022 The 2020 Malbec Clásico is 75% from Luján de Cuyo and 25% from the Uco Valley. A mild purple hue. Considering the year, the nose presents notes of quite fresh plum with hints of herbs, syrup and floral aromas. In the mouth, it has good volume, firm, grippy tannins and an expansive flow before the ripe finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo)JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Nice sour cherries with a streak of white pepper and violets. Medium-bodied, but fleshy. Ripe, almost creamy tannins extend to the finish, but are still juicy and vibrant. Not complex, but so balanced and easy to drink. Drink now.