Appellation Vista Flores 2009: 89 Points
The 2009 Malbec Appellation Vista Flores is produced from 100% Malbec from Vista Flores in the Uco Valley. Malolactic was carried out in oak barrels, where the wine aged for 36 months. This is a dark-colored, serious wine with reticent aromas that require coaxing to show ripe black fruit. The palate shows good integration of the wood, with supple tannins and juicy fruit, with the oak-inflicted flavors making a comeback in the slightly warm aftertaste. This is a big wine that would benefit from some more time in bottle. One of the last big wines in the old style from Alto las Hormigas.