2016 Gen Del Alma Seminare Malbe
Malbec - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • VN 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The 2016 Seminare comes from a head-pruned plot (Eiti Leda) that yields no more than 1,200 kilos per hectare. It's from a vineyard planted in 2013 in Gualtallary that they didn't irrigate in 2016, as the year saw more... expand The 2016 Seminare comes from a head-pruned plot (Eiti Leda) that yields no more than 1,200 kilos per hectare. It's from a vineyard planted in 2013 in Gualtallary that they didn't irrigate in 2016, as the year saw more than enough rain. This fermented in 3,000-liter concrete amphorae with 100% full clusters and foot treading, with a 30-day maceration after fermentation finished. It matured in used barriques until bottling, without racking or refilling of the barrels. Fragrant, floral, expressive, elegant and clean, subtle and nuanced, the nose is really attractive and develops new tones in the glass, denoting great complexity. It's nicely proportioned and balanced, layered and complex. There is superb balance and elegance on the palate, and the quality of tannins is stunning. Great Malbec from extremely young vines. There is a lot more complexity here than in the Crua Chan wines—it shows the variety, the soil and the wild place. 1,500 bottles and 18 magnums were filled in May 2017. Once the different zones of Gualtallary are made official, this will fall in the Monasterio zone. - Luis Gutierrez collapse
VN 94
Vinous, July 2018
(13.5% alcohol; this wine underwent a more reductive fermentation in concrete amphoras): Bright medium ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry and potent smoky minerality; like a cross between fully ripe Loire Valley Cabernet... expand (13.5% alcohol; this wine underwent a more reductive fermentation in concrete amphoras): Bright medium ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry and potent smoky minerality; like a cross between fully ripe Loire Valley Cabernet Franc and Côte-Rôtie (and I can't recall ever having written that before). Musky, fine-grained Malbec with outstanding precision and penetration; the overall impression is one of delicacy and high-pitched treble tones. Finishes with ripe, palate-saturating tannins and outstanding violet lift. The Côte-Rôtie-like smokiness repeats on the finish, which also displays a Burgundian light touch. I'd wait three or four years before pulling the cork and I'd expect this beauty to evolve slowly and gracefully. -- Stephen Tanzer collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Malbec
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork