Vina Cobos, Bramare, Zingaretti Malbec 2017
Paul Hobbs established Vina Cobos in 1999 10 years after falling in love with the Mendoza region on a road trip. He first 10 barrel vintage of Malbec persuaded the Amnerican press of the potential of what is now one of the worlds most popular grape varieties.
The Zingaretti vineyard where the grapes for this particular wine are grown is more than 80 years old, traditional Argentinian cane pruned, on a clay, sandy soil with a layer of coarse stone, the perfect mix for high quality Malbec. The wine is aged in French oak for 18 months, 52% of which is new. The nose is intense and aromatic with lots of spices, sweet spices and violets. There's black tea, red berries, blackberries, black plums and an earthy undertone. Elegant, rich and smooth with well balanced fine tannins and marked minerality on the finish.
A truly special Malbec that will continue to age for years to come or can be enjoyed now, we'd reccomend decanting the wine prior to drinking and this is an ideal match for a high quality steak, prefereably one with marbling as the fat compounds give more flavour to balance with the wine. A tomahawk done over open flame would be nothing short of exquisite.