A superlative, well structured Mendoza Malbec from what's widely considered the best wine growing region in the Argentina.
Paul Hobbs, the owner of Viña Cobos, is a prolific winemaker. In addtion to Argentina he has well regarded wineries in California, France and Armenia. However it was in Mendoza in the late 1980s that he made a real mark. In that time Malbec has become Argentina's signature red wine and the one's made at Viña Cobos are among the best examples to be had. This spends 18 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The result is a wine with aromas of ripe red and black fruit mixed with spicy notes of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and cigar box. It's complex, long and structured wine with broad, firm tannins and rounds off with a long and satisfying red fruit finish.
A simply succulent wine that would partner similarly succulent meat, something along the lines of a slow roast leg of lamb.
Suitable for Vegans