• 98
  • 96
  • Nick's Import

2016 Cobos Marchiori Estate Block C2 Malbec

$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2027-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

After visiting Argentina in 1989, Californian trail blazer Paul Hobbs became deeply interested in both the terroir and Argentine culture, noticing the unique potential for Malbec and other varietals in the region. After meeting two kindred spirits, Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud, they founded Viña Cobos in 1997 and since then there has been no looking back.
Utilizing gnarly old vines, careful vineyard selection, very low yields and an unerring empathy for the raw materials, Viña Cobos craft intense yet balanced wines that showcase the elegance and beauty of this region.

Magnificent colour saturation displaying an impenetrable inky black core with a very deep black dark red hue. Hedonist aromas of ripe blackcurrant, liquorice, dark plum and hints of dark chocolate waft through the nostrils followed by vanillin cedar, earthy tobacco and dried herb notes. Dense, incredibly rich and texturally opulent, the palate is engulfed with concentrated blackcurrant, ripe dark cherry and liquorice fruit which overlays an earthy dark chocolate, cedary tobacco character, dried herb and spice back drop. Seamless yet beautifully structured tannins ensure a long life ahead. Concludes exceptionally powerful and deep with a prodigiously long aftertaste.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
A big, rich and powerful red, filled with ripe and densely packed flavors of blackberry, dark currant and tapenade, supported by lively acidity. Offers silky tannins, with chocolate and Asian spice details on the long, creamy finish. Drink now through 2026.
96 points
Wine Spectator