Fabre Montmayou wines have been a staple of mine since I launched Nicholas Wines. It’s hard to imagine a wine that delivers more bang for your buck and consistency than what Herve Fabre is able to produce from his 100+ year old vines each vintage. Last year, his 2018 Reserva Malbec landed on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Buys of the Year, James Suckling gave it 92 points and our allocation went quickly.
After tasting Herve’s new release, the 2020 Malbec Reserve, I expected big scores were going to attach to the wine. After the recent 92-point review from James Suckling hit the web last week, it looks like I was right. It has that vibrant and jammy mix of red and dark fruits with great structure and tannins and a sleek core. It’s a BIG RED that dances in the glass and with a small modest price tag.
92 Points, James Suckling
Ripe dark berries, dark chocolate, licorice and toasted oak. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and structured with ripe berries on the palate and a rich finish with some nutty notes. Best after 2023.
Absolutely everything. The best part might be that is equally good with or without food.