94 pts James Suckling The Top 100 wines of the Andes 2017
Wow. This is exciting. Blackberries, flowers, dark fruit and hints of walnut shell here follow through to a medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. This is tight and polished. Give it two or three years to soften, but it is already very pretty. Better than 2014.
93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2017
Combining fruit from Chacayes and Paraje Altamira, this impressive Malbec is all about fruit and freshness, rather than oak, with 30% whole bunches adding structure and appealing spice. Chalky, refreshing yet plush, with a hint of vanilla and bright, focused acidity.
91 pts Wine Advocate Issue #228 Dec 2016
The 2015 Malbec Q is sourced from Altamira, Chacayes and Vista Flores in the Valle de Uco, the first year produced exclusively in the new winery. They used some 30% full clusters to ferment in cement vats (without epoxy), with 30% of the wine aged in used 500-liter oak barrels and the rest was kept in cement vats until blending and bottling. There is good ripeness and depth here, a mixture of red and black fruit with some spiciness and hints of rockrose and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, with very nice balance, fine-grained tannins and very good length. It finishes dry with a hit of austerity. There were some 300,000 bottles produced. None of these wines show any oak.