The Bramare “Marchiori Vineyard” wines are from 100% estate grown fruit located in Lujan de Cuyo. Nearly black in colour, it coasts the glass with glycerine. Its super aromas of violets, spice box, cedar, tobacco, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry leap from the glass. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, and possesses layers of complex flavours. This hedonistic effort will benefit from at least 4-6 years of cellaring and should drink well through 2025.
97 Points - Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com)
If the 2012 was impressive, the 2013 Finca Piedra Infinita is otherworldy! There is high finesse here, pure, with more tension than in 2012. The nose is subtle, with the violets and the blueberries but also an herbal part, a vegetal side of aromatic herbs and also some subtle minerality. This is more restrained than exuberant. The finish is mineral, tasty and to the point of being almost salty, with tannins that remind you of pure chalk. The soil sensation here is greater than in the Aluvional Altamira and that's the main difference between the wines. This certainly goes beyond Malbec.
96 Points - James Suckling
This is tight and dense with gun powder, slate, sliced apple, white pineapple and a hint of pie crust. Full body, gorgeous texture and length. It's so complex and firm. Needs at least five years to come out, but great potential.
91 Points - Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com)
There is great purity and precision, a sharp Chardonnay with very little effect of the oak, just a spicy twist, a wine that incites you to drink with effervescent acidity that makes you salivate and cleanses your palate. Great, sharp Chardonnay.
98 Points - James Suckling
Fabulous aromas of slate, rust, iron, and dried strawberries. Full body, firm tannins, wonderfully polished. Fine and caressing. Complex flavors too. A wonderful finish. Dusty texture as well. This is a small production wine from the family’s best vineyards of the Manzanar farm with pure slate soils.
93 Points - Luis Gutierrz (erobertparker.com)
The 2012 Aluvional Vista Flores is produced with Malbec grapes from Vista Flores, in the Tunuyan department of the Uco Valley, from a vineyard at 1,100 meters altitude. It opens with opulent aromas of wild herbs and violets, very showy and elegant, and has a medium-bodied palate with extremely polished, glossy tannins and a sweet texture. It is fluid and very drinkable. Drink now-2018.
99 Points - James Suckling
Superb aromas of black currants, rose petal and mint. Lavender and stones too. Full body with incredible fruit density. Complex, yet it's agile and bright. Tannins are perfectly polished. It builds on the palate and shows the structure of a first growth Bordeaux but remains so Chilean. A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carménère, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes. Even better than the amazing 2012.
95 Points - James Suckling
A beautifully refined red with currant, spice and cedar character. Full body, fine tannins and a long and caressing finish. Drink or hold. Aged 18 months in new French oak and one year in bottle before release. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, 5% merlot and 5% petit verdot blend.
Decanter World Wine Awards: Platinum 2016
93 Points - James Suckling
A dense and rich white with sliced pear, apple and mineral character. Some lemon grass too. Full-bodied, rich and flavorful. Some phenolics give it structure.
In the vanguard of a Chilean ‘cool climate’ Syrah revolution, this single vineyard wine displays a floral nose and a complex palate of black pepper, incense and lively red fruits. With its firm yet fine, ripe tannins, this wine will only increase in complexity and depth as it ages. A beguiling wine produced in very limited quantity.