(2006 Vintage) At Doña Paula, they believe that wine should be a true expression of the land. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region are ideal, with unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Doña Paula Estate wines are wines of tremendous concentration and varietal character that result from the work, dedication and skill of the winegrowers and the passion, creativity and innovation of the wine makers. The wines are big-bodied and bold, yet lively, complex and elegant. This Bodega Seleccion is an intense deep read more...violet colour with clean aromas of black-acid forest berries, black cherry, moka and spice box. It has elegance, finesse and multilayered expression. (hide)
(2006 Vintage) Cold maceration before alcoholic fermentation is the DP style, oriented to preserve primary fruit aromas and a natural clean fruit expression. Fermented by native yeasts at low temperatures and aged in 100% new French Taransaud oak for 24 months. Neither fined nor filtered. Classic and complex aromas of pure, juicy berries, black cherry and spice basket with layers of dried plums.Full bodied with round velvety and supple tannins, elegant, rich, modern and multidimensional.
Wine Spectator 92 Shows both power and purity, with dark currant, fig and ganache notes spiked with brighter blueberry and violet hints. The long finish drips with fruit and manages to stay fresh, with a hint of pastis hanging on. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases imported. –JM
good, make sure to let it breathe
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/05
Wine Buyer(2006 Vintage) Intense deep violet colour; clean aromas of black-acid forest berries, pencil lead, graphitenotes, black cherry, moka and spice box. It is probably the until now 'best' and one of themost structured versions of our Icon malbec, keeping intact its elegance, finesse andmulctilayered expression.
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/01