Paul Hobbs Malbec 2008
Bramare boasts an alluring nose of cedar tobacco spice box cola and black cherry. This is followed by a full-bodied layered smooth-textured wine with gobs of fruit already revealing considerable complexity. The wine has superb depth concentration and length. It can be enjoyed now but should easily last for another decade. Vina Cobos is Paul Hobbs' winery in Mendoza.
Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.
I really like Paul hobbs wines and style of making wines but this effort is a little disjointed,a so so effort. It may well improve with a year of settling down since the grapes were on the vine two years ago. His consulting with Docero has produced better malbecs at this price point.
External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Malbec
WA 93pts. - WS 90pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo is purple/black with enticing scents of wood smoke, Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. It is sweeter, richer, and more structured than the Uco Valley cuvee. Packed with fruit, it merits cellaring for 2-3 years and will deliver prime drinking from 2012 to 2023. Vina Cobos is a partnership between Paul Hobbs, Andrea Marchiori, and Luis Barraud. As producers acquire more experience, attention is increasingly being paid to the effects of terroir. Mendoza is a relatively large region with a range of elevations and exposures. To this end, Cobos has produced 4 Bramare Malbecs, each from a different sub-region.