External Reviews for Viña Cobos Chardonnay Bramare Marchiori Vineyard
The 2011 Felino Malbec was picked from March 28 until May 3 from vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley, with malolactic fermentation in barrel and eight months in French and American oak, of which 20% is new. The bouquet offers much more delineation than the Merlot, with bright red currant and iodine notes, later joined by scents of crushed violet. The palate is full-bodied with dense, slightly aggressive tannins. There is a core of crisp black fruit with a saline finish that, again, feels a little brutish in the mouth. With bottle age, the edges will be rounded off, but it is severe and uncompromising at the moment. Drink now–2018.
Medium red-ruby. Higher-pitched on the nose than the merlot offering scents of blackberry mint and violet. Juicy supple and fresh with sweet cassis and black cherry flavors leavened by nicely integrated acidity and a note of menthol. Smooth approachable cabernet with ripe tannins and good length. Nicely done. Stephen Tanzers IWC.