Ayni Malbec

2017 Ayni Malbec - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast"Ripe black-plum, berry and cassis aromas are topped with appealing oak. This is a fairly tight and fresh style of Malbec, weighing in at only 13% ABV. Black-fruit flavors are aided by toasty oak, while this finishes with hard tannins that stick to the cheeks. Drink through 2026. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2020), 91 pts

2017 Ayni Malbec - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The single-vineyard 2017 Ayni Malbec comes from paraje Altamira, and the wine was bottled with 13% alcohol and moderate acidity that made it feel soft but not bland, with enough freshness going through its core. Many wines are now matured in large oak containers, and that certainly helps with the integration of the oak with the fruit, as is the case here. The tannins are fine-grained, and the finish is dry and long. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2018. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Ayni Malbec - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(13% alcohol): Bright ruby-red. Inky scents of blackberry, cassis, smoked peppers and chalky minerality. Enters the mouth with a refined texture and restrained sweetness, with its flavors of red and darker berries, salty minerality, pepper and spices conveying a slightly wild quality. I like this Malbec's light touch and inner-mouth verve. Less floral and more peppery and spicy than the Ayni Gravas bottling. Not hugely concentrated but quite savory and easy to drink. Spreads out nicely on the subtle, bone-dry finish, leaving no impression of weight. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2019), 90 pts

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2015 Ayni Malbec - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Savory dark-berry aromas suggest cumin and curry along with dry earth. On the palate, this Paraje Altamira Malbec is quite racy and acidic, such that it's puckery. Lemony acidity sharpens the wine's plum and berry flavors in front of an intense finish that simmers. With so much acidity on display, this will last another 15–20 years. MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 2018), 91 pts

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2015 Ayni Malbec - 95 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"One of two Ayni Malbec releases in 2015, this is made in a fruitier, more approachable style with understated oak. Balanced, floral and elegant, it’s sappy and appealing, with notes of liquorice and black plums and a long, tangy finish. 2018-23"
- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2017), 95 pts

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2015 Ayni Malbec - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright ruby-red. Sexy scents and flavors of dark berries, mocha, minerals and smoked meat. Concentrated, seamless wine with a captivating restrained sweetness and terrific energy lending shape and definition to the middle palate. Serious fine-grained tannins give this wine the structure for mid-term aging. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2017), 92 pts

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2012 Ayni Malbec - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(15% alcohol): Bright, saturated ruby. Nutty oak and chocolate currently dominate black fruits on the nose. Lush, fat and pliant but with harmonious ripe acidity giving shape and energy to the blackberry and black plum flavors. Large-scaled and mouthfilling but very well balanced wine with considerable sex appeal. Finishes sweet and long. Drink this now or hold it for a few years. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2014), 91 pts

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