Viña-Cobos Chanares Vineyard Malbec 2014
COBOS MALBEC, CHAÑARES ESTATE
Red ruby color with dark violet hues, presents aromas of wild herbs like thyme and rosemary, chamomile, violets, ripe black fruits, cassis and subtle hints of vanilla. Vibrant wine presents velvety tannins that continue to evolve and end in a pleasant and persistent finish.
James SucklingA debut wine from the esteemed winemaker Paul Hobbs, whose family owns the vineyard. Aromas of dark fruit, wet earth, mushroom and stone follow through to full body, chewy tannins and an intense finish. This is a fantastic entry to the world of malbec. Organically farmed.
Wine SpectatorOffers hints of sage and savory herb to the firm, muscular flavors of dried raspberry, slate and macerated cherry that linger with notes of cedar and cigar box. Baker's chocolate details show on the ripe, creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 250 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastWhen Cobos gets its heavyweight Malbecs right, they're some of the best in Argentina. But in a year like 2014, when the end of the vintage was cold and rain-plagued, many of the big wines seem stunted. With its fully oaked mint, smoke and spice aromas, this delivers nothing but power. Toasted flavors of blackberry, cassis and raisin mark the hard palate, finishing short and with some heat. Age this until 2020 for best results.