James Suckling 92 points!
Humberto Canale Estate Malbec is a beautiful red wine gem from the southern reaches of Argentina. The Canale Family vineyards in the Rio Negro Valley of Patagonia are among the most southerly in the world. A dry growing season with hot days and cold nights helps produce wonderfully ripe and generous fruit. The grapes were picked by hand in mid-April and delivered to the winery, just 1 km away. Careful selection with an extremely low yield of 8500 kgs per hectare assures maximum concentration of fruit.
Humberto Canale Estate Malbec embodies the purest expression of the Patagonian terroir and the Argentine Malbec. It shows off a very refined style, both in the nose and in the mouth. Its careful oak cask ageing gives the wine an ultimate dimension that turns it into an irresistible one. This is a characteristic Malbec varietal, a full-bodied wine, with a complex structure, with surprising notes of red berries, eucalyptus, spice and black pepper. The wine was partially aged for 7 months in American and French oak casks. Well structured and complex, it offers beautiful balance, silky texture and a smooth, lingering finish.
Humberto Canale Estate Malbec is the ultimate wine to pair with Argentina's emblematic "asado" (barbeque). It also shows off its style paired with all types of pastas and dishes with rich sauces.