93pts James Suckling
Ripe cherries, lavender, shea butter and milk chocolate. It’s full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and a creamy texture. Seamless and caressing with a long, polished finish.
The 2019 Malbec Golden Reserve from Luján de Cuyo spent 12 months aging in 90% French oak. A modern interpretation of the region with hints of violet and white pepper; in the mouth, it’s juicy with fine tannins, grip, moderate volume and a fruity expression that continues into a similarly fruity finish. Drinking window: 2021 - 2031
91pts Tim Atkin
Golden Reserve is a youthful, sturdy, barrel and foudre-aged Malbec that combines grapes from Agrelo, Las Compuertas, Perdriel and Vistalba. Grippy, smoky and layered, with black olive and damson flavours, toasty oak and firm tannins that need time to soften in bottle.
Fresh and fragrant nose of lavander, balsamic, plums, thyme, black pepper and sweet black cherries. Nice crunchy graphite texture, with a lovely core of fruit concentration supported by a lively acidity. Smart and delicious.