Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bodega Cuarto Surco

ARG Tipo Tenaz Malbec 2015 Mendoza, Argentina
Fresh tart red fruits bouquet with wild cherry, raspberry and cranberry aromas, red peppercorn spice with mild to moderate oak hard clay mineral layer. On the palate - juicy, fresh, ripe and fruity - red cherry, red plum and cranberry flavours, very light on oak, medium+ (ish) acidity, very mild tannins and a balanced moderate finish.
86 Points

Latente Selected Vineyards Malbec 2015 Mendoza, Argentina
Fruity, toasty, spicy with black and red fruits led bouquet, charry vanilla scented oak layer, deep red floral note - an attractive package overall. On the palate - fresh, fruity and flavourful with plums, red berries and some darker red fruit flavours; more toasty vanilla and brown spice oak, medium+ acidity, finer tannins, balanced and well made with a moderate+ finish.
88 Points

La Prima Bodeguita reserva Malbec 2014 Mendoza, Argantina
Dark red berry aromas together with some newer oak, its vanilla, spice and toasty layers offer an attractive and vibrant bouquet. On the palate - juicy, fresh, fruity, firm and dry - a wine with some complexity that speaks to character and texture as much as it does Malbec; flavours of dark berries with ripe cranberry, plum and boysenberry suggestions; newer oak toasted brown spices layer, medium+ (ish) acidity and fine to moderate tannins; good balance and medium+ length and finish.
89 Points

Latente Reserva Malbec 2014 Mendoza, Argentina
Broody, dark, ripe, oaky and enticing bouquet with a lure of toasty oak and meaty dark red bery fruits; plenty of vanilla and brown baking spices, some brown sugar, nutty oak and mild earthy layers. On the palate - dry, firm and youthful with medium+ tannin bite, no mistaking the oak layers and flavours, dark red berry fruits and medium+ acidity overall. Decent length and concentration making this a smart choice for bigger bolder and meatier dishes. Overall balanced and well made. Suggested decant for service or a large glass.
90 Points

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