James Suckling Viña Cobos, 2013 Bramare Malbec Marchiori Vineyard
"A red with ripe berry and plum aromas. Dried flowers. Full body, layered and gorgeous fruit. Tight and beautiful. Small production. Generous and opulent yet agile and fresh. Drink or hold." –May-16
"A big, rich and powerful red that features concentrated blackberry, dark plum and raspberry tart flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins. Nougat and Asian spice notes fill the creamy finish. Drink now through 2021. 270 cases imported."
"Bright, saturated ruby. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and violet convey more aromatic lift and interest than the Rebón Vineyard bottling. A major step up in energy and definition on the palate too but still with noteworthy thickness of texture to the concentrated, brambly blueberry, cassis and floral flavors. A savory quality contributes juiciness. The firm but suave tannins are easily supported by the wine's strong fruit. Very long on the aftertaste. A beauty." –Mar-16
100% Malbec hand-harvested from the Marchiori Vineyard in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The vines here are over 50 years old. This block has particularly deep, alluvial soils, promoting drainage. Furthermore, the vineyard's southeast sun exposure and semi-desert climate at the foot of the Andes Mountains lend the wine its amazing structure, acidity, and rich fruit characteristics.
This wine is fermented with selected and native yeasts in closed-top stainless steel tanks; Native malolactic fermentation occurr in barrel; 17 months in French and American oak barrels (67% new). The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.