Cobos malbec

Cobos Malbec, Chanares Vineyard 2014

Viña Cobos by Paul Hobbs

Red ruby color with dark violet hues, presents aromas of wild herbs like thyme and rosemary, chamomile, violets, ripe black fruits, cassis and subtle hints of vanilla. Vibrant wine presents velvety tannins that continue to evolve and end in a pleasant and persistent finish.

Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Appellation/ava:
Tunuyán
Vineyard designation:
Chañares Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Malbec
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
99

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Aging:
100% new French oak barrels (17 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1000 3-packs

Reviews

  • "99 points. The transparency and beauty to this wine is extraordinary. Blackberry, walnut, spice, and tile or terra-cotta that comes from clay soils. Salty undertone. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and finesse. It goes on for minutes. Another magical single vineyard wine from here." (James Suckling)
  • "95 points. This vineyard will turn into Cobo's new flagship vineyard, organically-farmed as they don't use any herbicides and they keep the natural vegetation in between the rows. It's also surrounded by 'chañar' tree forests, hence the name. It also got the 100% new French oak treatment until bottling unfined and unfiltered some 19 months after the grapes were harvested. It has a beautiful perfumed nose, with tons of wild flowers and herbs, the aroma of the Mendoza countryside with some violets thrown in and some subtle wild berries, with amazing freshness for a vintage like 2014. I'm drying to try this wine in cooler vintages like 2015 and 2016, because this debut is really impressive. There are no edges or any hard tannins, there is no excess, there is beautiful balance and harmony. This ranks among my favorite wines I've ever had from Viña Cobos. 3,000 bottles produced."

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