October 15, 2020
Vinous in Argentina – Wine Report 2020
Vinous by Antonio Galloni – World’s leading source for independent wine opinion, proudly present Argentina Wine Report 2020.
For many wine lovers, Mendoza Malbec is synonymous of Argentina’s flagship variety.
Malbec quality is higher than ever in Argentina and the country’s wines – and most-prized vineyards – have little resemblance to those of a generation ago. Recent successful vintages have only added impetus to the rise in quality.
Desquiciado Salvaje Malbec 2018 – 92 points
“A co-fermentation of Malbec and 15% Syrah that spent 20 months aging in used French oak. Purple in the glass. The expressive nose is all fruit, the aromas of sweet and sour cherry, blueberry and plum arrayed over a bed of oak. Relaxed and delicate in the mouth, where the tannins come out just right, enhanced by the juicy freshness, sugary complexion and flavorful ripeness, and followed by an energetic finish.”
Desquiciado Malbec 2019 – 89 points
“A Malbec mixed with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah from Gualtallary, 50% aged for nine months in used barrels. Intense purple in the glass. The expressive, fragrant nose offers violets and sour cherry along with country herbs and flor. Relaxed, with a mild, tannin-less style and wonderful flow; full of intensity and flavor, but it doesn’t have much of a finish. A Malbec made like a Pinot Noir, simple but tasty.”