2012 Riglos Gran Corte Fincas Las Divas
24+ bottles available.
This deeply colored wine is intensely fragrant, with aromas of blackberries, cassis, plum and whiffs of mocha, sage and discreet oak. These notes are repeated on the palate, which is both plush and elegant. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and linearity, the Malbec brings in seductive heft and texture and the Cabernet Franc adds touches of complexity and spiciness, giving an overall impression of breadth without heaviness. The finish is long and exotic, lingering on notes of spice and black fruit.
$44.99 as part of a mixed case.
2012 Riglos Gran Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon; a highly colored, intensely fragrant and firmly structured wine with the ripeness and breadth of the new world and the restraint of old world sensibility. It opens up with Cassis, licorice, herbs, black pepper and pain grille. The wine feels voluminous and weighty on the palate, with high-toned tactile fruit, raspberry, chocolate and hints of mocha; with lush tannins in full dialog with the elegant acid backbone and oak aromatics.
$23.39 as part of a mixed case.
2013 Riglos Gran Malbec
12+ bottles available.
This highly colored, velvet purple wine is a classic expression of Malbec, showing plum, currant and wild cherry aromas wrapped in nuances of chocolate and background notes of oak. On the palate, red berry and dark stone fruit impressions dominate, set in a texture of silky, supple tannins and sweet, luscious fruit lifted by a fine, measured acidity. The finish is long and succulent, ending on a ripe, plush note that invites another glass. Paul Hobbs, with 20 years of experience working in Argentina, is the winemaking consultant at Riglos.
$26.99 as part of a mixed case.