Domaine Bousquet - 2018
Selected organic grapes are sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. 100% Malbec given limited time in American and French oak during the fermentation, then aged for four months in the bottle prior to release. Packed with effusive notes of blackberry, damson and cassis overlain with a subtle hint of spice. An aromatic note of floral violet adds to its heady charm. Gloriously ripe with with a lively freshness and vigour. Excellent structure and persistence. Brilliant with steak and strong cheese.
91 Points – Tim Atkin MW (2018 vintage)
Gold Medal – Millesime Bio 2018 (2017 vintage)
90 Points – JamesSuckling.com, ‘Full of ripe blueberry fruit that’s hard to resist. Juicy and vibrant with crisp acidity and good length. Drink now for all that fruit.’ May 2018 (2017 vintage)
89 Points – Tim Atkin MW (2017 vintage)
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW, ‘Very refined nose. Juicy fruit and low tannin for immediate enjoyment. Fruit juice really, but with a strong Argentine accent. Drink 2018-2021‘ JancisRobinson.com, December 2018 (2017 vintage)