Antucura Malbec 2016
Intense and brilliant color, with violet reflections. The nose is perceived typicality of Malbec ripe red fruit and floral aromas. The palate entry denotes a full, soft and lush with sweet tannins and very present, has a final round with notes of cherries, sour cherries and blackberries.
90 pts James Suckling
Aromas of blackberries and hints of dark-chocolate follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.
89 pts Wine Spectator
Minerally, with richness to the dried berry, cherry and plum pudding flavors that are well-cut. Floral and black licorice notes fill the finish. Drink now through 2021. 3,000 cases made.
Harvest: Manual, in 18 Kg plastic bins. Production: Double selection of clusters and grape: fermentation to 24-26 degrees centigrade in stainless steel tanks of 100-150 hl.; extended maceration during 30-45 days: natural malolactic fermentation. Aging: Three months in French oak barrels for second use. Then six months in bottle under light, humidity and temperature.