James Suckling Viña Cobos, 2012 Bramare Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo
"Lots of chocolate, walnut, and berry aromas with hints of toasted oak. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy. Dark chocolate powder." –July 2014
Vinous Viña Cobos, 2012 Bramare Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo
"Bright, full ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, dark chocolate and sweet oak spices are lifted by a violet topnote. Creamy and subtly sweet, with high-class oak and nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the flavors of black raspberry, currant and dark chocolate. This very glossy wine finishes with fine-grained tannins and lovely persistence. Balanced from day one but has the density to evolve slowly and positively in bottle."
Wine Advocate Viña Cobos, 2012 Bramare Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo
"There is a line of appellation wines in the Bramare brand and I tasted three reds starting with the 2012 Bramare Malbec Luján de Cuyo form the classical grape-growing zone of Mendoza. The warm 2012 shows riper fruit in Luján than in Uco, and there are some aromas of ripe plums in liqueur intermixed with plenty of spices, cigar box and hints of graphite, more advance than the wine from Uco. The palate is full-bodied, juicy and ripe, with glossy, thick tannins that build a velvety texture. The acidity is moderate and the wine feels ready. 80,000 bottles." –August 2015
Luján de Cuyo is known historically as the ‘prime zone’ for wine-growing in Mendoza. Its high elevation location (3,251-3,467 ft), in combination with a semi-desert climate and
low-nutrient gravelly soils provide ideal conditions for growing grapes.
100% hand-harvested Malbec. Fermented with selected and native yeasts in closed-top stainless steel tanks. 4 days cold soak; 21-24 days total maceration. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 17 months in French and American oak barrels (32% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.