Viña-Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2014
|Appellation||Lujan de Cuyo|
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Bramare Malbec Marchiori Vineyard was produced with fruit from a 50+-year-old vineyard in Perdriel, in the classical Luján de Cuyo district of Mendoza. It was produced and aged in a similar fashion as the rest of the Bramare single vineyard wines, aged in a majority of new oak to complete 19 months after the harvest. Ripe, round and lush, this is a textbook example of a ripe Malbec from Luján. There is also a lactic touch here, and some spicy oak and decayed violets that make it quite showy. This is ideal for one of those winter days when you feel like a big wine with hearty food. Power and balance. 11,500 bottles produced. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered in November 2015.
Wine EnthusiastAn pronounced earthy quality to the nose sends this wine towards leafy and stewed. A saturated palate could benefit from more acidic lift, while this tastes of roasted beet, spicy berry fruits and tea. A flat-feeling, rooty-tasting finish doesn't offer a ton of carry over or length. Drink through 2020.