Viña Alicia, Colección de Familia, Brote Negro, Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo 2010

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A special clone of Malbec (with black buds, so the name ‘brote negro’), this offers all the density and mineral character of Las Compuertas. It feels ample and voluptuous, but at the same time tight and focused on solid tannins and pungent acidity. A wine for the cellar.
Price: £62.50 Ruta 40
Drink 2015-2025
Alc 14.5%