Bodega Escorihuela Gascon MEG, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2018

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“Matías Ciciani Soler knows how to bring out the character of the grapes from El Cepillo (southern Uco). A red blend of Malbec (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) – elegantly complex with vibrant red fruits, the mineral personality of the terroir and well-integrated oaky aromas. Juicy and flavoursome with a chalky texture. Drink 2020-2028 ” Alejandro Iglesias, Decanter – 96 POINTS. (2018 Vintage)

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Tasting Note

A deep violet red with bright tones of purple.

Complex on the nose with deep aromas of cassis, black plums, spices and herbs from Provence in addition to smoked undertones, cloves, vanilla and cocoa.

“Matías Ciciani Soler knows how to bring out the character of the grapes from El Cepillo (southern Uco). A red blend of Malbec (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) – elegantly complex with vibrant red fruits, the mineral personality of the terroir and well-integrated oaky aromas. Juicy and flavoursome with a chalky texture. Drink 2020-2028 ” Alejandro Iglesias, Decanter – 96 POINTS. (2018 Vintage)

“Positively leaps out of the glass and fills you with joy. Fine firm tannins, elegantly made, with lovely crunchy fruit layers and well integrated oak. A brilliant wine. The new Argentina in a glass.” Peter Richards MW. (2018 vintage)

“Wonderfully aromatic, uplifting, vibrant, with sophisticated structure and a lively and refreshing finish”. Dirceu Vianna Junior MW. (2018 vintage)

 

JancisRobinson.Com

Full bottle 1,643 g. 60% Malbec from the El Cepillo Vineyard, Uco Valley; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in San José, Tupungato. Aged in French oak casks, 80% new and 20% used.

NHB! Offensively heavy bottle, alas. Powerful aromas, pouring out the glass as it’s poured. Black, black fruit; polished church pews; old mahogany; molasses. A deep midnight florality at its byzantium-purple heart. Very elegant fruit – powerful, intense, but not remotely jammy or overripe. A touch of cool napeta-leaf herbaceousness giving lift. The tannins are also powerful but controlled, furbished to a quiet gleam, ripe and in their proper place. (TC)

Reviewer: Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com

Date tasted 10 Sep 2021

Vintage 2018

When to drink 2021 – 2028

Score 17

 

Background

”MEG is to us a symbol of elegance and the search of the ideal balance. This is possible due to the poise between its aromas and flavors. This expression is reached by combining the freshness of Malbec and the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon.” Matías Ciciani, Winemaker. Escorihuela Gascón.

The Malbec in the blend was sourced from El Cepillo Vineyard, Uco Valley; the Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in San José, Tupungato.

The wine was matured in In French oak casks; 80% new and 20% used.

Peak drinking: 15 years.

Food Match

Steak, roast beef or Venison.

The Winery

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.

 

Awards

96 POINTS Decanter  (2018 Vintage)

91 pts James Suckling (2019 Vintage)

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