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Wine News & Reviews

2015 Ayni Malbec Vino de la Parcela Gravas - 92 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Red-plum, pomegranate and wild-berry aromas make for a potpourri of fruit on the nose of this Malbec from gravelly soils in the Altamira district of the Uco Valley. A tight sinewy palate is structured, while this deals a hardy mix of plum and berry flavors with no interference from oak. A racy tight finish is mildly astringent. This should benefit from more time in the cellar. Drink from 2019–2030. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 1st 2018), 92 pts + Cellar Selection
#99 in the Wine Enthusiast "Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines for 2018".

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2015 Ayni Malbec Vino de la Parcela Gravas - 95 PTS - Descorchados

descorchados2018 logo"The grapes for this wine come from Chakana’s Altamira vineyards, a selection of the property’s most stony/gravel soils (shallow). It’s aged in untoasted wooden vats (foudres) for a full year and today is the new brother of Ayni, Chakana’s traditional red. As seen in recent releases from this producer, especially in the last two vintages that we’ve tasted at “Descorchados”, it’s the red fruit, bracing, and with zip that predominates. Rather than make a more ambitious ripe & woody monster, they opted to lengthen it, to make in more linear, more vertical. This is a little stunner from one of the wineries to keep track of today in Mendoza."
- Descorchads 2018, 95 pts

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