The most interesting thing about this wine is that you don’t see it coming. It’s not at all obvious and yet it’s a relative of the great Cabs from the Napa Valley combined with the sun-kissed heritage of Mendoza. Aged for 18 months, 26% in new French oak, this is a deep red in the glass. The nose begins with subtle notes of violet, mint and pepper before delivering a masterclass in black currant, accompanied by aromas of roasted red pepper, cinnamon and cedar. The feel is gentle with plenty of energy, fine tannins and shapely, contained acidity. A powerful, precise, nuanced red.
Score: 94 points -- Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous, 2020