Blended from the best lots of the 1928 estate vineyards, this iconic small-batch blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot is powerful yet smooth.
The aromas of dark cherries, plums and roasted cocoa come leaping out of the glass. This is a big but very suave wine with layers of ripe cherry, berry fruits, white pepper, mint, chocolate, caramel, smoke, and toast. There are loads of ripe, soft tannins, so this wine will certainly age beautifully for a decade or longer, but the temptation to drink it right away may be too much to resist.
Try with smoked meats and charcuterie.
A layered red with blackberries, blueberries and chocolate. Vanilla, too. Full body, round and chewy tannins. Solid. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Needs time to soften. Try in 2020.James Suckling March 2018
A similar blend each year, the 2015 Unus is 65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot that matured in French barrique for 16 months. It's a blend that Roberto de la Mota likes, and it mixes grapes from both Luján and Valle de Uco. But in this year, he used quite a lot of grapes from Luján de Cuyo. The Petit Verdot comes from a massal selection. There is less new oak this year, as most of the Malbec was in used barrels, and it feels nicely integrated. It's a very serious, balanced and somewhat austere wine, combining power and elegance, perhaps with less concentration than in some past vintages. It's very tasty, and the tannins are very refined, where you see the hand of a very good winemaker at work. It's approachable now, but it should have a long life in bottle—it has fresh fruit and nice balance and acidity to do so. The Bordeaux accent is more noticeable after some time in the glass.The Wine Advocate June 2018
Bright, deep ruby to the rim. Captivating floral lift to the aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and minerals. Supple, densely packed and impeccably balanced, displaying terrific concentration and savory minerality, not to mention juicy inner-mouth violet lift. This very precise wine exerts a light touch and finishes with firm, building, tongue-saturating tannins, a note of rose petal and terrific length. This struck me as even fresher than the 2014 version but a bit less ripe in its aromas. De la Mota aged the wine in "nearly 100% new oak" but likes to put a portion of the Malbec into second-use Taransaud barrels.Vinous July 2018
- Varietal Composition:
- 65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
- Avg Elevation:
- 3400 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 56 years
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