If you like inky black, powerhouse red wines, you should be very excited about the newest release from Hervé Fabre, the magnificent Fabre-Montmayou Mendoza Malbec Gran Reserva 2016. Wines from 100 year old vines that at a Tuesday night price are rare and the only one that I know of comes from our great friend Hervé.
When Hervé first emigrated from Bordeaux to Mendoza in the late ‘80s, he was surprised to find that nearly every other investor in Mendoza’s wine renaissance was buying undeveloped land and planting new vineyards. They were ignoring the old vineyards of head-trained Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon that had been established a hundred years earlier by earlier French immigrants. Well, our friend Hervé quietly bought them up.
None are more powerful or enticing then the 2016 Gran Reserva Malbec, a black, deep, purple-fruited knockout! Only ancient vines, up to 100 years old can render this unique combo of power and finesse, this is impressive wine! The Gran Riserva Malbec is a big boy that can dance and will be the perfect foil to any grilled hunk of meat you decide to cook this fall.
At $21, it packs an incredible punch, delivering power and concentration that most wines fail to achieve at twice this price. There are 25 cases to sell, don’t miss it.
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93 Points, Tim Atkin- Decanter Magainze
92 Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous:
“Bright, dark ruby. Perfumed, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, licorice, wild herbs and black pepper. Dense, brooding black fruit and licorice flavors show good peppery lift and energy without going green. This wine stands out for its mineral and violet verve and its definition of flavor, and possesses the spine to evolve slowly. These Bodegas Fabre wines are all quite suave and well-made, and this 2016 Malbec is another superb example of its cooler vintage.”
Only ancient vines, up to 100 years old can render this unique combo of power and finesse, this is impressive wine! Our friend, Hervé continues to amaze– vintage after vintage.
This will be the perfect foil to any grilled hunk of meat you decide to cook this fall. Also pairs perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner and/or a warm fireplace.