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Viña Cobos Malbec Felino 2010

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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.

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Editorial Reviews for Viña Cobos Malbec Felino

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,181
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/14/2014

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


Member Reviews for Viña Cobos Malbec Felino

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,181
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/14/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: sclay07
146319018
0.00 5
Vintage: 2012 02/05/2014

With dinner at Glen Ella


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 02/25/2012

Compared with the Santa Julia'11 Organic Chardonnay, this was more like a Chardonnay although the oak was a little overwhelming... Other that that it was balanced and creamy


Snooth User: billmers
111324148
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/08/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Argovino
1278402711
4.00 5
04/29/2013

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)


Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
3.50 5
02/15/2012

Very nice, smooth, bold Malbec. Exactly what you'd expect. $15.45 VW


Snooth User: donealrice
932080237
3.50 5
03/13/2012

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.


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External Reviews for Viña Cobos Malbec Felino

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/25/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/25/2014

Easy-drinking, featuring juicy notes of floral plum and spice, with cedar hints. Solid length. Drink now.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2011 Vina Cobos Malbec El Felino 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 08/10/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2013

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.


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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.

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