In 1989, Paul Hobbs visited Mendoza for the first time. Driving over the Andes from Chile with his longstanding friend Jorge Catena, brother of the famous Nicolas Catena, he fell in love, not only with the place and people, but also the potential to make great wine. He began to work with the Catenas, firstly experimenting with wild ferments for Chardonnay and then with the variety that would become Argentina's calling card - Malbec. His first 10 barrel vintage of Malbec persuaded not only the Catenas, but also the American press of the potential with this grape. Paul established his own winery, Vina Cobos, in 1998 and, over 30 years later, Paul continues to push viticultural and winemaking boundaries to the max. Concentrating on the Valle de Uco, widely regarded as the highest quality region, Paul is the driving force for some of the most impressive wines in the country. Cobos wines are the flagship of the winery and they are produced from the most vintage vines of Marchiori vineyard. These wines are elegant and subtle, highly powerful and concentrated with good complexity and balance.
Tasting Note: Deep red colour with violet and blue tones, this exquisite malbec displays aromas of white flowers and black fruits along with notes of white pepper and cloves. Elegant and balanced, delights the palate with hints of licorice and chocolate as presents broad and smooth with firm tannins that lead to a persistent finish.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 (2014)