Vina Alicia Las Compuertas Malbec 2013
These are purple colored wines that are alcoholic, capable of aging very well, possessing a hint of sweetness and spices. Given time, they open up to complexity and depth of aromas. A combination of fresh fruit, sugar and subtlety, and even some touch of stone and minerals can be found. Mocha, fig, honey and sour cherries. The taste is precise and forceful, filling the mouth with elegance.
92 pts James Suckling
A stylish and distinctive wine with a delicate earthy quality and rather bright blueberry fruit for a five-year-old wine. Best of all is the mature and silky palate that makes this a great food wine. Drink now.
92 pts Descorchados
91 pts Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate (RP)
The 2013 Las Compuertas Malbec was selected from small plots from the same vineyards in Las Compuertas as the Paso de Piedra, selecting the higher altitude parts of the 15 hectares planted ungrafted a long time ago at some 1,300 meters altitude. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts after a cold soak and aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels. There is elegance and subtleness in the nose, classical and balanced, with nicely integrated oak and a lactic touch. There is good freshness from the vintage, with the sweet heart of the Malbec tannins, elegant and polished. All Viña Alicia wines share an elegant, approachable profile. 10,000 bottles were filled in September 2014.