This is Adelante – a high reaching bottle of deeply pitched (but completely level-headed) wine from La Consulta – the golden zone of Malbec. It’s a wine that’s “all about that base” – the raw materials are exceptional and that’s all the marketing they require.
The wine is a single vineyard gem on original rootstock (65-70 year old vines) that gives very flavorful and rich results without being heavy or overtly in your face. This wine dictates a new consciousness of Argentinean Malbec for US consumers – one that is outstanding at the table or with friends alone as an accompaniment to conversation. It is not a gargantuan creature of 15.0+% alcohol but a refined bottle that still has a large palate presence and no problem devouring a charcoal grilled steak (in a genteel way, of course). In other words, your mouth will still be purple-stained but it is from natural extractive not a formulaic experiment.