"The 2015 Malbec Icono (100% Malbec aged 12 months in French oak) is another terrific value from this label, offering classic Malbec blue fruits, notes of leafy herbs and earth, medium body, and a rounded, textured style on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass. As with all the wines from this label, it’s well-made."
"Baked berry and earthy plum aromas are dense and meaty. A raw, choppy palate shows aggression and tannic bite. Snappy black plum and wild berry flavors finish with inward pull along with lasting notes of mint and oak. - Michael SCHACHNER"
"The 2015 Rubus Icono Malbec is one of the varietal brands selected from various countries by US importer Kysela. This is a Malbec from ten-year-old vines in Altamira in the Valle de Uco that matured in 225-liter French barriques for one year. It has notes of dark fruit, good ripeness and generous spices from the oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with some grainy tannins, powerful but without excess. 12,000 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 90 pts
"Blueberry, plum and cardamom aromas include a whiff of wood smoke. A balanced palate has energy along with brambly berry and chocolate flavors. A chewy, solid finish is good but less lively than the palate. - Michael SCHACHNER"