2009 Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec

"Dark crimson. Not much nose but very sweet, thick palate. From a partnership between Baron Edmond de Rothschild and Laurent Dassault. No shortage of palate impact. I would imagine this would go pretty well with the salt beef on the plate opposite me. Very like the Mendoza norm. Drink 2011 to 2015. (JR)" (02/11) 16 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages WINE: "The vineyard planted in 1999 at the foot of the Andes enjoys a dry climate that is tempered by its altitude (1,100 m). Malbec grapes are king of this unique terroir and the enthusiastic attention given to the estate has produced a pure, reputed Argentine Malbec, Gran Malbec." -Winery WINERY: "Bodega Flechas de Los Andes is a result of the partnership between Baron Benjamin de Rothchild and Mr. Laurent Dassault, on a unique terroir situated at the foot of the Andes cordillera, to the south of Mendoza. The Malbec grape variety reigns in this alluvial terroir of the Andes. The finest plots of the Flechas de Los Andes vineyards have been selected to offer you a wine that is the expression of a pure, top of the range Argentinean Malbec." -Winery This was also rated 88 points by the Wine Advocate. [+]