Sub-region: Los Chacayes, Tunuyán
Grape(s): Malbec 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 5%
Producer: Bodegas Bianchi
The anatomisation of Uco is one of the wine world's great adventures at present: it's been obvious for some years that the resource is a splendid one. If you harbour any doubts, try to get hold of a bottle of this midnight-black blend of Malbec with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Head-turning fruit perfumes are always possible here -- but harnessing and optimising that aromatic potential is the point of this blend, which actually steals from the glass stealthily and convinces by slow increments. On the palate, the wine is wide, broad, amply dimensioned and naturally balanced, with admirable textural wealth. Once again, the blend has brought complexity to what is clearly outstanding fruit. It's young still, and a few years in the cellar will provide further insights into this finely crafted Uco classic.
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