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Felino Malbec 2016

Viña Cobos by Paul Hobbs

Ruby red in color, with violet tones. The nose boasts aromas of fresh red fruit and on the palate there are concentrated notes of strawberry, cassis, and plum, balanced by round tannins.

Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Malbec
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
90% stainless steel vats, 10% American oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "92 points. This is focused and refined with a beautiful precision and finesse. Medium body, fine tannins, and fresh wine. Very beautiful finish.” (James Suckling)
  • "90 points. The entry-level and highly available 2016 Felino Malbec mixes grapes from different zones of Mendoza—Valle de Uco, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú—but the percentage from Valle de Uco has been growing and is more than half the blend in 2016. It fermented in stainless steel vats with selected yeasts, and 10% of the volume matured in new American oak barrels, but they are slowly introducing maybe 1% French barriques. The idea is to show the fruit more and have the oak as a discrete touch only until bottling. It's floral and fresh, even with some blood orange citrus hints. The palate is gentle, with soft tannins and very good freshness, making it long and very tasty on the finish. 396,000 bottles produced." (Wine Advocate)

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