Terrazas de los Andes Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec 2011

Terrazas de los Andes Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec 2011

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Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Malbec
Region: Argentina » Mendoza » Lujan de Cuyo
Producer: Terrazas de los Andes

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Product Description

The ultimate varietal experience and fruit expression from Argentina. Single Vineyard. The winery's premier wines originate from three of the most treasured plots of land in Mendoza, found on the "Las Compuertas" and "Los Aromos" estates. Produced in very limited quantities and only released in exceptional years, these wines are rooted in a truly local style: elegance, concentration and high intensity, with ripe, rich and long-lingering aromatic fruit.

James Suckling

There is a clarity and purity to this malbec with dark berries, pepper, rose petal, violets. Even cloves. Full body, with wonderfully fine tannins and a polished and beautiful finish. It lasts for minutes on the finish. Such precision. Better in 2016 but so gorgeous now.

Score: 97

Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection. Concentrated blackberry and prune aromas are wrapped in a blanket of chocolaty oak. Side-to-side jamminess and beefy tannins make for a full-force mouthfeel, while minty blackberry flavors end plush but with focus. Herbal notes of rosemary, thyme and mint add complexity. Drink through 2024.

Score: 92, Michael Schachner, April 1, 2016

Wine Spectator

Powerful and structured flavors of dark plum, dried blueberry and Asian spice give this plenty of heft. Notes of fig paste show midpalate, leading to a rich finish of dark chocolate, supported by muscular tannins. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made.

Score: 91, Kim Marcus, December 31, 2015

Wine Advocate

The 2011 Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec comes from an old massale selection of Malbec grown at 1,070 meters of altitude in one of the higher and cooler zones of Luján de Cuyo. It was matured in oak barrels for 18 months with frequent rackings to obtain a bright and limpid wine without filtration. It feels like the barrels lent more sweet spice aromas and flavors (vanilla, cinnamon) to the Malbec than to the Cabernet. The texture is fine, the tannins are sweeter and there is a lush characteristic to this Malbec that has good concentration and power combined with certain elegance. It has some bitterness in the finish that might point to a slightly excessive extraction. I have the feeling this could be much better. 40,000 bottles produced.

Score: 90, Luis Gutierrez, August 2015

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