Vina Cobos Bramare Appellation Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2016 [6/cs]

Bramare_Malbec
Argentina Mendoza
Malbec and Malbec Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

The 2016 has yet to be reviewed by the press, but the 2015 received the following:

 

“(14.5% alcohol): Healthy bright ruby. Even darker on the nose than the Uco Valley Malbec, offering scents of blueberry, licorice and violet accented by white pepper, tobacco and spices. Distinctly savoury in the mouth but a bit of aeration brings lovely sweetness and generosity of texture. Quite deep but still primary and youthful. Finishes with sneaky building length. This is a bit fresher and more vertical than the Valle de Uco Malbec, which is sweeter and broader, with more velvety tannins. Vignoni told me that the crop level here was about five tons per hectare, including some century-old vines, and that he generally likes these wines best about seven or eight years after the vintage. 2021-2026.”

92 points, Stephen Tanzer vinous.com, July 2018

 

“This plush red is full of rich, creamy blackberry, dark currant and dark plum flavours, with shadings of black olive. Finishes with chocolate and Asian spice details. Drink now through 2021.”

91 points, Wine Spectator, Mar 2018