Ocaso Gran Reserva Malbec
2006 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
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- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
Katherine Able: August 1, 2010
This wine is about as good as it gets for a superb Malbec! Starting off you see its deep purple color, then one gets a whiff of ripe black raspberries and cinnamon spice. When I first tasted the wine it was a bit closed, but after it had been open for some time the flavors really blossomed. Rich and deep; I was impressed by the essences of ripe boysenberry, loganberry and black cherries. The wine is beautifully balanced, full-bodied and dense, with velvety tannins and a touch of spiciness on the long-lasting finish. If you drink this now I would recommend decanting, but this can easily be cellared for five years or more.
Member Store Reviews
Big, bold and powerful. The dark berry fruit is pronounced and plentiful, framed around persistent notes of mocha, espresso, leather and cedar. Savor it with a grilled ribeye steak, sweet Italian sausages with peppers and onions in a tomato-based sauce, or leg of lamb complete with mint jelly.