The prestigious Vinous.com released its Argentina 2022 scores last month and we are once again very pleased with our results.
The wines were tasted in September and scored by leading critic Joaquin Hidalgo, whose full report was published on Vinous.com. The scores accompanied the article: Argentina: Making It Work with Resilience and Stylistic Ingenuity. The full report can be viewed on vinous.com, but we are pleased to share our scores with you:
Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin 2019 94 points
The 2019 Grand Vin is a blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot (from Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo) and was aged for 16 months in 50% new barrels. Purple in the glass. The 2019 has a complex aromatic profile of ripe plum, violets and subtle secondary notes of oak, white pepper, ash and tobacco. It’s broad in the mouth with an expansive flow, milk concentration and refined tannins. The oak enhances the region’s customary volume, and the freshness ensures a juicy feel. An accomplished, long-lasting wine. Drinking window 2024-2059
Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 92 points
The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva from Pedriel, Lujan de Cuyo was aged for 12 months in a fifth new barrels. Purple in the glass. The intense nose presents plum, blackcurrant, hints of ash and gentle bells pepper aromas against a prominent oaky backdrop. Broad initially, the flow is subsequently channeled by the juicy freshness and fine, reactive tannins, establishing a good structure for the year and variety. Drinking window 2024-2035
Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2020 91 points
The 2020 Malbec Gran Reserva from Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo was aged for 12 months in a fifth new barrels. Purple in hue. The ripe nose presents hints of plum, white pepper and blackberry. It’s braod and creamy in the mouth with muscle lent by the region’s tannins against an oaky backdrop before the pleasant finish. A red with a classical, fruity profile. Drinking window 2022-2032