2010 Tacuil Vinas de Davalos
Salta, Argentina

If you enjoy the great possibilities ahead, drink this now. If you have patience, you will indeed be rewarded. Big, powerful, dark purple fruits with a good measure of acidity. Raul Davalos, fourth generation winemaker, uses no wood on any of his high altitude wines, which we think gives them a measure of purity. The vines for this wine are only ten years old and are situated way high up in the Andes at over 7,000'. Wow!

92 ST; 92 WA

2010 Tacuil Vinas de Davalos


as part of a mixed case.

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Winemaker's Notes
"Exotic aromatics: licorice, allspice, fruit compote. The wine shows incredible weight with nice balance carrying the wonderful mountain fruit. You would only expect to taste a wine with this weight and texture from a wine that has used only the finest oak."

Technical Notes
"80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. From 10 year old vines grown at 7800 feet. No oak used. 50 cases produced. 15% alc."
Stephen Tanzer
"92 pts ... Aromas of blackberry compote, dark chocolate and licorice. Dense, thick and sweet but lively, with outstanding concentration and depth to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. Really explosive on the palate but utterly smooth too. Finishes impressively long, with lush tannins buried in fruit. An extraordinary wine for such young vines. Definitely a winery to watch."

Wine Advocate
"92 pts ... Exotic spices, incense, licorice, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas compose the nose of this already complex, full-bodied, voluptuous, beautifully proportioned effort."