2013 Michelini Bros SuperUco Gualta
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2013 Michelini Bros SuperUco Gualta
  • WA 94
  • VN 93

Reg: $79.94

$54.94

This product is
out of stock

Reg: $79.94

$54.94

This product is
out of stock

Contact us Wine consultation

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
I tasted four different vintages of the Superuco Gualta bottling, which is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Franc from a specific plot of ten-year-old vines in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. The 2013 Superuco...   I tasted four different vintages of the Superuco Gualta bottling, which is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Franc from a specific plot of ten-year-old vines in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. The 2013 Superuco Gualta is the oldest of the four vintages in this report, and it's also a vintage that I've tasted once before. The same barrels were used for all four vintages, so the only change between 2013 and 2016 is that the impact of the oak in the wine is subtler each vintage. For the rest, it's only the differences brought by the climatic conditions of the year (and perhaps the harvest date): hand destemming, fermentation in rolling barrels with a six-month maceration and then a further 12 months in T5 Taransaud barrels. So, this 2013 might have had some more influence from the élevage, but it's getting better integrated with time in bottle; in fact, it's developing at a very slow speed and in a nice way. It's perhaps not as expressive as more recent vintages that felt a little more aromatic. 1,100 bottles produced.  
VN 93
Vinous, July 2017
93+ Bright, dark ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, spices, graphite, chalk and crushed rock, plus a whiff of rose petal. Sharply delineated and wonderfully intense, offering terrific inner-mouth lift...   93+ Bright, dark ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, spices, graphite, chalk and crushed rock, plus a whiff of rose petal. Sharply delineated and wonderfully intense, offering terrific inner-mouth lift and chalky perfume to its crushed dark berry and floral flavors. This dense but extremely youthful wine has the acid/tannin spine, energy and chalky minerality to support a slow and glorious evolution in bottle. Savory and palate-staining on the aftertaste. I'd like to come back to this splendid blend in six or seven years; it may well merit an even higher score then. -- Stephen Tanzer  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-region Uco Valley
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML