Part of the story of this tremendous, historic producer is its gentle evolution into the modern era. This cracking Malbec comes from Benegas plantings at their own Finca La Encerrada vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, at 1,450 MASL. Floral and mineral aromatics typical of this area mingle with impressive black fruit concentration in a wine that is big and polished, yes, but ultimately fresh and very finely judged with just 6 months in second use French oak barrels. A lovely, big, decadent bottle of Malbec for sharing; or keeping for a few years.
92 / 100, James Suckling Report 2020 (2018 vintage)
90 / 100, Tim Atkin Report 2020 (2018 vintage)
93 / 100, Decanter World Wine Awards (2017 vintage)
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