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Bressia Conjuro
Bodegas Bressia
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

Conjuro is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Gualtallary vineyards, located in the Tupungato area at 3,600 feet above sea level.

Its elegant, expressive aromas prepare us for a full-bodied, broad and elegant wine, with a long, unctuous finish, that leaves us with a seductive, pleasurable sensation. 

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Varietal(s)
50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Merlot
Soil type
calcareous gravel
Vinification
Aged 18 months in 70% French oak (Taransaud, Mistral, and Radoux), and 30% American oak. Aged additional 24 months in bottle prior to release.

Reviews and News

2014 Bressia Conjuro - 94 PTS - TA

2014 Bressia Conjuro - 94 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Sourced from a single vineyard in Gualtallary, Conjuro is a cuvée of Malbec with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that spends 18 months in new French and American oak. It’s a stylish, intense, spicy wine with deftly handled oak and layers of red cherry and blueberry fruit. 2019-26"

- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2018),94 pts

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2014 Bressia Conjuro - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Bressia Conjuro - 90 PTS - WA

wa"The red blend 2014 Conjuro is 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with 14.5% alcohol and soft acidity, still quite marked by its élevage in new French barriques for 18 months. There is contained ripeness, and the wine doesn't seem strong enough for that much new oak. It comes through as quite oaky, with showy aromas but lacking a bit in the middle. 4,500 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 90 pts

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2014 Bressia Conjuro - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Bressia Conjuro - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright medium ruby. Fresh aromas of black raspberry, chocolate and minerals. Plush, rich and mouthfilling; fatter than the 2015 Bressia Profundo but without quite the definition or lift of that wine. This is more powerful but less complex and expressive; it's technically slightly higher in acidity but I never would have guessed. Finishes with a bit less energy and grip. (aged for 18 months in new Taransaud barrels). - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (September 2019), 90 pts

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2013 Bressia Conjuro - 94 PTS - Descorchados

2013 Bressia Conjuro - 94 PTS - Descorchados

descorchados2018 logo"This year, Conjuro is 50% Malbec, grapes from Agrelo and Vista Flores, Bressias’s preferred and primary sources for this variety. Where Cabernet and Merlot are concerned, they went to the higher parts of Gualtallary to get the grip that’s clearly present here. It’s pretty impressive to see how this wine has evolved: from a heavy, very ripe red to where it is today, a red fruit focused blend, best defined as medium to light bodied, but at the same time with enormous length, which is, at the end of the day, what matters. Wines with length more than breadth. and enough acidity to brighten a meal, that’s what it’s all about."
- Descorchados, 94 pts

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2013 Bressia Conjuro - 93 PTS - WA

2013 Bressia Conjuro - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The pricey 2013 Conjuro is an impressive blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that felt lighter and more balanced than in previous years, with sweetness from the tannins and oak-derived flavors and aromas. It has herbal and spice notes from the Cabernet and Merlot and round, juicy tannins after 18 months in new French barriques. I wonder how this blend would be with less new oak... 3,500 bottles were filled in December 2016.- Luis Gutiérrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 93 pts

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2013 Bressia Conjuro - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Bressia Conjuro - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(14% alcohol; aged for 18 months in new Taransaud barrels): Healthy red-ruby. Complex, sexy aromas and flavors of black fruits, mocha, brown spices, tobacco leaf, licorice and flowers. Wonderfully broad and savory on entry, then ripe and sweet in the middle palate; not especially fleshy or outsized but intense and aromatic in the mouth. The very long finish features firm but well-integrated tannins and sexy spices. Classic Gualtallary energy here--and the spine to evolve gracefully for another decade. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Argentina’s Wines Enter The World Stage, July 2018), 93 pts

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2013 Bressia Conjuro - 92 PTS - JS

2013 Bressia Conjuro - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A pretty red with dark berry, orange peel and hints of flowers that follows through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now or hold."
- James Suckling (April 2018), 92 pts

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2012 Bressia Conjuro - 92+ PTS - VINOUS

2012 Bressia Conjuro - 92+ PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"aged for 18 months in new French oak): Full medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice and spicy oak on the youthfully clenched nose; more brooding than the 2012 Profundo and perhaps more minerally as well. Juicy, lively cassis, licorice, herb and spice flavors are complicated by a bitter chocolate nuance and lifted by a note of violet on the back. This shows a thicker texture and greater sweetness than the Profundo but is not at all a fleshpot. Brisk acidity and a firm spine of ripe tannins should keep it going for years. Really fills the mouth without leaving any impression of heaviness.- Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2017), 92+ pts

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2012 Bressia Conjuro - 91 PTS - WA

2012 Bressia Conjuro - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The top of the range red, the 2012 Conjuro is a blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot from the Valle de Uco aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months. 2012 was a warm, ripe vintage with healthy grapes, and the wine shows it. There are plenty of notes of cinnamon and vanilla, and some smoky and balsamic notes reminiscent of incense. The palate is full-bodied, and the effect of the élevage is still pretty obvious, with abundant, slightly dry tannins and a remarkable, intense finish. An XXL red that needs time in bottle and powerful food. - Luis Gutiérrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (December 2016), 91 pts

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2011 Bressia Conjuro - 88+ PTS - VINOUS

2011 Bressia Conjuro - 88+ PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright, full ruby. Cool, peppery restraint to the vibrant aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Dense, chocolaty and rich; quite ripe and oaky. Seems slightly more open-knit in its grain than the Bressia Profundo. But this blend is still a bit youthfully stunted."

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (: The Cool Years, Mazrch 2016),88+ pts

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2010 Bressia Conjuro - 95 PTS - TA

2010 Bressia Conjuro - 95 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Conjuro is a blend of Malbec with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, aged entirely in French oak. It's more tannic than Profundo with more concentration and acidity, but also the perfume that's the hallmark of the Uco Valley. Like most Bressia reds, this needs time in bottle. Drink: 2015-22"

- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2015),95 pts

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2010 Bressia Conjuro - 92 PTS - WE

2010 Bressia Conjuro - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Oaky lead aromas fold in can't-miss spicy scents of clove, allspice and cinnamon. The palate on this blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is dense but light on its feet. Flavors of oaky raspberry, cassis and cocoa powder finish toasty, rooty and with a fine feel. Drink through 2019. — M.S."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (April 1st 2015), 92 pts

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2009 Bressia Conjuro - WA - 92 PTS

2009 Bressia Conjuro - WA - 92 PTS

Wine Advocate 92 Pts"The 2009 Conjuro is a blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. It has a strong influence from the oak and the Bordeaux grapes also come through quite strong, resulting in an herbal, smoky, spicy character with abundant notes of aniseed and licorice. The palate is extremely powerful, full-bodied and intense, yet it feels balanced. A bodybuilder of a blend. 2,500 bottles produced. I’d opt for giving it a little more time in bottle. Drink 2015-2020."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #212, April 2014), 92 pts

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2008 Bressia Conjuro - WA - 93 PTS

2008 Bressia Conjuro - WA - 93 PTS

Wine Advocate 93 PtsThe 2008 Conjuro has a lifted, opulent bouquet of macerated red cherries, raspberry and wild strawberry that is very well-defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, succulent red fruit, seamlessly integrated oak and a supple, harmonious, elegant finish. Drink 2013-2025. - NM

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 203, October 2012), 93 pts

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2008 Bressia Conjuro - IWC - 89 PTS

2008 Bressia Conjuro - IWC - 89 PTS

tanzer iwc 89 pts(50% malbec, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot): Saturated ruby. Superripe, almost porty black fruits on the nose. Rich, tactile and saline in the mouth, showing more sweetness than energy and definition. Impressively lush but also very ripe and a bit aggressive. Where can this wine go in bottle?
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Issue 167, March/April 2013), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Bodegas Bressia

Walter Bressia, owner and winemaker of Bodegas Bressia, has been in the Argentine wine trade for almost 30 years. Before founding his family winery in 2003, he was the winemaker ...
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