Cobos Malbec 2018, obtained 99 points by the international critic, James Suckling. The following vintage, 2019, was awarded 100 points by this reviewer.
"Incredible purity of fruit on the nose, offering perfectly ripe crushed blackberries and currants with raspberries and citrus. Some black liquorice, too. It's full-bodied with density, precision, and superbly fine tannins. Long lasting for minutes. A blend primarily of Chañares with some Marchiori and Zingaretti old vine fruit. Incredible precision. Special to drink after 2026" James Suckling.
The 2018 harvest was characterized by excellent weather conditions in all its stages. Records of temperatures within historical averages, low rainfall and a greater thermal amplitude compared to previous years, resulted in a typical Mendoza season, with excellent health conditions, allowing the harvest of fruit of great quality, color and concentration. The harvest began on February 16 with the Chardonnay from Los Arboles, Tunuyán, and ended on April 20 with the Cabernet Sauvginon from El Peral, Tupungato.
Intense violet color, saturated and bright. On the nose it is concentrated, showing blackberries, Andean herbs, hints of violets, mocha and dark chocolate, providing great complexity. On the palate, it shows great structure and texture and different layers. It is round, tense, mineral.
- Viña Cobos Winery
- Score 99 James Suckling
- Red Type
- Harvest 2018
- Varietal Malbec
- Blend 100% Malbec
- Aged for 18 months in Taransaud French oak barrels (63%), and 37% second use. Bottled in October 2019. Without clarifying or filtering.
- Winemaker Andrés Vignoni - Paul Hobbs
- Alcohol content 14.3%
- Marchiori Vineyard Region , Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
- Service Temperature: 16 to 18° C
- Country Argentina
- Pairing Red Meats, Pork, Grilled, Smoked, Roasted, Strong Cheeses, Hard Cheeses, Onion Sauces, Mushrooms, Black Pepper Sauces