2010 Fabre-Montmayou Grand Vin
Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

92 ST

2010 Fabre-Montmayou Grand Vin


$37.79 as part of a mixed case.

Winemaker's Notes
"Deep red color with dense violet tones. The bouquet, attractive and charming, provides an explosion of red fruits like cherries and plumbs. The French oak adds delicious hints of vanilla, coffee, and interesting complexity. On the palate, the wine is rich and well structured with soft tannins. Long and elegant finish.Great combined with delicate dishes, grilled meats, and chocolate desserts. Drinkable for 15 years."

Technical Notes
"Fermentation: with indigenous yeast at 29 C in order to preserve the optimum expression of the terroir. Four pumping over and a long maceration period of 30 days.Ageing: 100 % of the wine was aged in French oak barrels during 16 months. Final clarification with fresh egg whites." 14.5% alc.
Stephen Tanzer
"92 pts ... A blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. Bright, saturated medium ruby. Lovely high-pitched perfume of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and peppery herbs. At once suave and penetrating, displaying captivating floral lift to the high-pitched dark berry flavors. Wonderfully seamless, bright wine with harmonious framing acidity accentuating its impression of purity. Finishes with noble tannins and lovely rising length. This very rich, sweet wine has the balance to give early pleasure but will gain in complexity with more bottle age. Another superb wine from the terrific 2010 vintage"