This wine is a product of the very special partnership between Baron de Rothschild and Nicolas Catena Zapata, godfather of Argentinian wines and the man wine writer Jancis Robinson credits for, “Putting Argentina on the Map”. Two men of absolutely enormous stature in the industry.
With a pretty much bottomless budget, the two found the perfect spot in the Southwest of Mendoza in Valle de Uco where the truest expression of Malbec and Cabernet could be crafted. Right out of the gate, the two were feeling their oats. 91 points from James Suckling who raved about the wine calling it “full-bodied” with “nice purity and freshness”.
Two of the greatest wine pioneers from two different hemispheres join forces to make a delicious, Bordeaux style Malbec. This is truly the definition of a “No-Brainer”.
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91 Points, James Suckling
The smoke, black-tea and dark-berry aromas and flavors are really impressive. Hints of coffee. Full body, firm yet lightly rounded tannins and a flavorful finish. Hard not to drink now. Pure Malbec. No wood. Drink now.
90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2019 Aruma is 100% Malbec from Valle de Uco (Altamira, El Peral and San José), produced in a fruit-driven and floral style, bottled unoaked to avoid any makeup and to present the purity of fruit. The fruit is ripe without excess, and the wine comes through as juicy and rich, with integrated acidity and round tannins.
90 Points, Vinous
The 2020 Malbec Aruma comes from different vineyards in the Uco Valley, Mendoza and spent a year in fine lees. This vintage delivers remarkably intense, fruity notes of candied plum, violets and a pure, alluring bed of herbs. The juice of the region combines with the 2020 climate to energize a palate of potent but balanced alcohol. This is a big but nuanced red.