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Rubus Icono Malbec
Rubus Project
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

The Rubus Project was created by Fran Kysela as a way to source & sell incredible wines at value prices. All wines in this international project are hand-selected by Fran Kysela. Rubus wines are fruit driven, true-to-type values that over deliver - a true representation of quality for the consumer at an excellent price.

Sourced from ten-year-old vines in Paraje Altamira.

This Icon Malbec is suave and rich, offering loads of dark plum, currant and dried blackberry flavors supported by notes of soft spices. Molten chocolate notes emerge on the mid-palate, with Asian spice accents. The finish is long and ripe with a loamy character.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Malbec
Age of vines
10 years
Vinification
Manual harvest. Gentle winemaking, natural yeast and long maceration at controlled temperature allow this wine to show purity and richness at the same time. Aged 12 months in 225-liter French oak barrels. Slightly filtered before bottling.
Pairings

grilled red meats, roast lamb, marinated chicken, pizza and pasta dishes, Asian cuisine.

Reviews and News

2015 Rubus Icono Malbec - 90 PTS - WA

2015 Rubus Icono Malbec - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"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

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2015 Rubus Icono Malbec - 89 PTS - JD

2015 Rubus Icono Malbec - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"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."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts

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2014 Rubus Icono Malbec - 88 PTS - WE

2014 Rubus Icono Malbec - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 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."

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2017), 88 pts

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