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Viña Cobos Malbec Felino 2010
Our most sophisticated Felino malbec yet carries a deep magenta hue and aromas of dark berries and anise. On the palate, intense, pure flavors of just-picked raspberries, black plum and graphite unfold in velvety layers. Exotic notes of ginger and white pepper carry through the mid-palate to intermingle with firm tannins and notes of cedar on the finish.
Editorial Reviews for Viña Cobos Malbec Felino
Quite subtle on the nose, though showing a sophisticated blend of nuanced, cigar box oak, crushed wild berry fruit, and hints of ivy and green herbs. Smooth, fairly zesty and even edgy in the mouth, there’s great tension and energy here with the bright crushed wild berry aromas of the nose gaining a bit of sweetness and complexity from the oak on the palate. The finish is a bit short, showing a fine steak of bitterness that helps to define the sweet, slightly jammy blackberry fruit that leads to the cranberry tinged finale. Captures the power of malbec while displaying a bit of finesse. Lovely wine. 89pts
Four and a half glasses
With dinner at Glen Ella
Not much bouquet, though what’s there is in keeping with the usual acrid malbec aromas. The flavor is bright and light, making for an easy-drinking wine with an attractive, lasting finish that exceeds expectations. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=464)
Very nice, smooth, bold Malbec. Exactly what you'd expect. $15.45 VW
Paul Hobbs. Malbec. Knew going into 4 Flights Wine Boutique would like this one. Charlie and I both agreed. Typical Malbec with fruit and earth, little bolder and smoother than most.
Paul Hobbs, Malbec. Actually, I knew going into the 4 Flights Wine Boutique tasting would like this one. Charlie and I both agreed (rare for us). Bold flavors, fruit and earth, but not overpowering and smoother than some Malbecs.
External Reviews for Viña Cobos Malbec Felino
The 2012 Felino Malbec, which includes 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, was sourced in Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley, something they really decide at the time of bottling. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in French and American oak barrels of which 20% are new, where the wine then ages for eight months. It has the brightest, liveliest color of the red Felinos, and starts slightly reduced, something common when Malbec has only breathed through the pores of the oak for a short time. With time and air, it starts developing some licorice and red and black fruit notes. The medium-bodied palate has fine tannins, and juicy red fruit and violet flavors, with a slightly bitter finish. Decant and enjoy! Drink now–2018.
Easy-drinking, featuring juicy notes of floral plum and spice, with cedar hints. Solid length. Drink now.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2011 Vina Cobos Cabernet Sauvignon Felino 750ml
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.
Spice and game notes mark this dark yet racy red, which features a core of spicy blackberry, kirsch and raspberry notes on the broad finish. Drink now.
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blackberry, leather, tree bark and dark chocolate reminded me a bit of mourvedre. Juicy, moderately sweet and intense, with noteworthy verve to its intense blackberry and black cherry flavors. Finishes with lovely floral lift and suave tannins.
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.
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