The first thing to point out here is how this Malbec differs from Matias’s ‘Tinto de la Casa’ Malbec which is very similarly priced. Unlike Tinto which is sourced from two sites (one ‘lower’ at ‘only’ 900m in Lujan de Cuyo and the other from a site in the Uco Valley at 1150m), this wine is all from the Uco Valley. It’s an understandably cool/cold site which results in plenty of natural acidity and quite a bit of restraint to the Malbec fruit here which is more commonly ripe and juicy in other wines from other producers. This wine is medium bodied and quite linear, with some savoury/dried herbal tones and plenty of fine tannin to give the wine shape and a savoury finish. For me, Matias has hit the nail on the head yet again with this wine as he continues to do no wrong with the fantastic wines he is producing from sites around Mendoza. – Ches Cook, FWC.