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Deep violet red with purple hues.
Expressive and fruity nose that delivers notes of fresh red fruits such as plums and berries, red fruit marmalade, violets and smoky aromas provided by oak aging.
A juicy red in the palate with sharp fruit flavours. Dry, rich and fresh approach. Flows wide with velvety texture and good balance. Round and sweet tannins with nice long finish. Fruity aftertaste bound to please palates that appreciate intense and expressive wines.
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From their Agrelo vineyard. 950 m asl. 12 months in barrel. Apparently very popular in the US. Smells like burnt plum pie, burnt molasses, even a touch of slurry. Real full-on alpha Malbec. Compact, masses of concentration, umeboshi plum. Dark dried fruit, prunes, mocha, balsamic flavours. Fines Wines Direct sales director Bastien Martinole says tomato leaves, and I agree. The tannins have been gym buffed and oiled to a slick sheen. The acidity is good – pulls the length through the core pipe of the wine. It’s complex, but it’s not what you would call subtle, or elegant, or refined. This is full-on, rugby-prop, sweating, giant-thigh-muscled Malbec. (TC)Reviewer: Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com
Date tasted 10 Sep 2021
When to drink 2021 – 2025
”A high altitude Malbec that reflects the intense geography of the Mendozan Andes” Gustavo Marín, Winemaker. Escorihuela Gascón.
100% Malbec sourced from the Agrelo region of Mendoza.
Matured for 12 months in French oak.
Will develop up to 10 years.
Roast beef or lamb.
Towards the end of the last century, Mr. Miguel Escorihuela Gascón, a passionate and determined visionary, created one of the most prestigious wine companies in the Republic of Argentina since 1884: Establecimientos Vitivinícolas Escorihuela. From the very beginning, his main objective was to achieve wines of the highest quality. Therefore, special attention was paid to the selection and care of grape varieties, the elaboration under traditional methods and the constant incorporation of technology, with a team of qualified Argentine professionals and the counselling of renowned foreign winemakers and technicians, which makes it possible to maintain a high level of international quality.
Thus, the winery developed throughout time, succeeding in placing its products in a privileged place both in the domestic and in the global markets on a constant basis, achieving a high level of customer loyalty, with consumers adopting our wines once and for all.
Today, after 130 years innovating in the preparation of top quality wines, Escorihuela Gascón is the leader in the creation of Premium and High End wines and is one of the 10 most important exporting wineries.
90 pts Tim Atkin (2019 Vintage)
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