OCTAVA Alta malbec, cabernet franc 2016
- 96 pts James Suckling
- 93 pts Robert Parker
- 95 pts Decanter World Wine Awards
- 96 pts Argentina Wine Awards Gold
Malbec (80%) - Cabernet Franc (20%)
Tunuyán, Valle de Uco/Uco Valley, Mendoza
16 months in French barrels
6 months bottle aging
A rich and juicy wine with chocolate and berry character. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavourful finish.
This is now the third vintage of this wine I've tasted - they never disappoint. Even the 2017 which is a lot younger is full of body. As always with reds recommend the wine is opened a least 3 hours to warm and breath to get the most from the flavour.