Viña-Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2010
Price aside, this is absolutely wonderful Malbec. The nose is pure and toasty, with minerally dark-berry aromas, cola and pastry notes. The palate is so rich and smooth it's like liquid heaven, while flavors of polished blackberry, espresso and mocha pudding finish mellow as can be, like a silk robe coated in Swiss chocolate. Drink through 2016; 170 cases made.
A rich, dense and compact red, offering jammy layers of plum sauce, grilled fig and cassis framed by silky tannins. The long, cream-tinged finish turns out dark hints of tar, mocha and spice box. Drink now through 2018. 170 cases imported.