Terrazas de los Andes Grand Malbec 2017
Incredibly perfumed with violets, dark berries and hints of cedar. Full body and integrated tannins that melt into the wine, delivering superb balance and depth.
Bright deep ruby. Spectacular aromas of dark berries, espresso, mocha, violet, musky herbs, anise, soy sauce and raw burger. Suave in grain but very backward and minerally; in fact, even tighter than the Grand Cabernet even if it shares that wine's nobility of texture. Intense flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and violet pastille are given added pungency and definition by chalky minerality. This very dense but tightly wound wine conveys a higher-acid impression than the Cabernet and thus comes across as less sweet. With its chalky energy and tannic spine, its rising, bracing finish is almost painful today. This Malbec should evolve at a snail's pace.
Ripe black-fruit aromas are potent and meaty, with complex notes of savory beef stew and black coffee. A full palate is plush and stylish, while this high-elevation Malbec tastes of blackberry, cassis and savory herbs. Black-fruit flavors remain forceful on a finish with good depth and great feel; drink through 2026.