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...smoky oak, game, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry inform the nose of a layered, plush, flavorful wine with superb volume and length for its modest price. It has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years and will provide enjoyment through 2019.”
— The Wine Advocate (2009 Malbec Gran Reserva)

ACCOLADES

93 points - Descorchados 2016 (2013 vintage)

91 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2014 (2011 vintage)

"The 2011 Gran Reserva Malbec is pure Malbec from low-yielding vines in Lujan de Cuyo and is fermented in concrete vats and aged for one year in French oak barrels, one-third new, one-third second-use and the rest third-use. It is more classical and balanced, with subtle notes of spices and ripe red and black fruit. In the palate, fruit and wood are still in the process of integrating, so I’d wait one more year before pulling the cork. Surprisingly it has the freshness and some of the minty notes more often associated with Bordeaux grapes. Drink 2015-2018."

90 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2012 (2010 vintage)

"The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec comes from vines over 80 years old in Vistalba and Las Compuertas cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare and aged in French oak for 12 months. The oak is deftly folded into the fruit profile on the well-defined nose with dark cherries, dark plum and violets. The palate is very intense with elegant, very fine tannins: supple and lithe. It is caressing in the mouth, with impressive volume and fruit intensity on the sorbet-like finish, the black cherry infused with orange sorbet. Drink 2013-2020."

91 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2011 (2009 vintage)

"The 2009 Malbec Gran Reserva was sourced from 103 year old vines and aged for 12 months in new French oak. Smoky oak, game, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry inform the nose of a layered, plush, flavorful wine with superb volume and length for its modest price. It has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years and will provide enjoyment through 2019."

92 points - Wine Spectator - 2011
Bronze award - International Wine Challenge, 2011
Bronze award - Decanter World Wine Awards, 201

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: Red colour with shiny violet tones.

NOSE: Very complex and elegant bouquet. Plenty of wild red fruits like blackberries and cherries, liquorish and delicate hints of flowers. 

PALATE: On the palate, the wine shows a remarkable balance with very elegant, delicate and silky tannins.

FINISH: 

COMMENTS: Great combined with red meats, games, rich cheeses and chocolate.

WINERY

Hervé Joyaux Fabre, owner and director of Fabre Montmayou, was born in Bordeaux, France, to a family of wine négociants. When he arrived in Argentina in the early 90’s looking for opportunities to invest in vineyards and start a winery, he was impressed by the potential for Malbec in Mendoza.

As a true visionary, he bought very old Malbec vineyards, planted in 1908, and built the Fabre Montmayou winery in the purest Chateau Style from Bordeaux. His passion and “savoir faire” did the rest, enabling him to begin producing exceptional wines that have achieved international acclaim and are enjoyed in over twenty countries.

With constant care and personal style – essential elements for great quality – Fabre Montmayou combines modern winemaking, Mendoza’s terroir and the Bordeaux “savoir faire” to produce wines of unique personality, farmed using traditional methods and without herbicides in order to obtain the best grapes while respecting the environment.

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