88 pts. – 2009 Selection Laurence Feraud Editors’ Choice!
This chunky Cotes du Rhone blends 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache to yield deep notes of black cherries, dark chocolate and new leather, finishing long and fruit driven. Drink now – 2015.
87 pts. 2007 Domiciano de Barrancas Cosecha Nocturna Malbec Sweet black plum, licorice and anise aromas are soft yet nice. The palate, however, is more clacky, with jammy, reduced flavors of syrupy berry and sappy tannins. Jammy and saturated on the finish as well; tons of berry and size, but not perfectly balanced.
86 pts. 2010 Montepio Torrontes
Tropical aromas of lychee and melon are bright but a little oily. The palate is round and honest in feel and acidity, with pineapple, lemon, tangerine and lychee flavors. Sweet and spunky on the finish; drink immediately.
85 pts. 2010 Notro Torrontes
Light and lemony aromas blend into lychee scents, while the palate is textured and fairly full, with dry, melony flavors along with green fruit and lychee. Finishes full, with moderate intensity. A quaffing wine to drink now.