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Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

NV/MV Ireland Leitrim
95 Points

Richly spiced aromas lead into a smooth, luxurious palate that sinks into flavors of vanilla, dried apricot and dried date. Adding water unlocks more vanilla and sweet spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a big, mouthfilling whiskey to sip with a cube of ice or consider as a dessert pairing. -K.N.

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Wine Enthusiast 12/31/2021
Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Gran Vu Blend

2017 Argentina Mendoza
94 Points

A blend of 67% Malbec and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley, the 2017 Blend Gran VU spent 24 months in 20% new oak. Dark garnet with a brick dust sheen. The nose is still precise in spite of the wine’s relative age, offering notes of fresh plum and sour cherry with hints of herbs and oak followed by vanilla and nutmeg. It's juicy in the mouth with fine tannins and an easygoing feel. The tannic core is enhanced by the freshness. Fruit and oak, the twin pillars of this wine, reappear at the end.-J.H.

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Vinous November 2021
Gran Vu Blend

Gran Vu Blend

2018 Argentina Mendoza
94 Points

The 2018 Blend Gran VU is a blend of 71% Malbec and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and spent 24 months aging in 1/5 new oak. The complex, expressive aromas reflect the Malbec majority with ripe and candied plum, hints of violets and touches of redcurrant, mint and oak. Broad and tacky in the mouth, the grippy tannins lend character enhanced by the freshness and wrapped in the volume while fruity aromas appear at the back of the throat. A substantial wine with an oaky subtlety and intensity.-J.H.

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Vinous November 2021
Gran Vu Blend

Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Argentina Mendoza
95 Points

Aged for 18 months in 15% new oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Primus is from Tunuyan, Uco Valley. Dark, garnet red in the glass. The nose is defined and made more complex by the cool year. There are notes of blackcurrant, herbs, licorice and dried rose along with gentle aromas of cedar, truffle and gunpowder. The 2016 is relaxed on the palate with precise acidity and slightly reactive but well-integrated tannins. This style is Bordelais at high altitude. A deeply, nuanced red whose balance bodes well for its aging potential.-J.H.

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Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Argentina Mendoza
92 Points

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Primus from Tunuyan, Uco Valley spent 18 months aging in 15% new barrels. Dark garnet in color with a brick dust sheen, the ripe, complex nose offers plum jam and mint with hints of dried figs, leather, licorice and notes from the aging process. In the mouth, it delivers an extractive dryness and a few reactive tannins with good body and a rugged texture. The finish is ripe and sustained by a juicy freshness.-J.H.

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Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

Primum Malbec

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Malbec Primus is a blend of grapes from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and was aged for 18 months in 15% new barrels. Dark purple in color, the intense, oxidative nose delivers complex notes of ripe plum, nutmeg, sweet spices, cola and dried flowers. Broad and fleshy on the palate with a packaged freshness, this is a ripe red with tacky flow in which the body and freshness back up the grippy tannins. A substantial, flavorful wine.-J.H.

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Primum Malbec

Single Vineyard Malbec La Pampa Estate

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Malbec Salentein Single Vineyard Viñedo La Pampa 1997 is made with grapes from Salentein’s original vineyard in the Uco Valley and aged for 16 months in used barrels. A dark purple in hue, the complex, attractive nose presents intense aromas of candied plum, liqueur and hints of thyme, chocolate and notes from the aging process. Terse with slightly grippy tannins, the character builds in the mouth with good structure, mild, juicy acidity, a meandering flow and a long finish that ends with an aftertaste of candied fruit.-J.H.

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Single Vineyard Malbec La Pampa Estate

Numina

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Gran Corte Numina is a blend of 66% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot from Finca El Oasis, Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and was aged for 16 months in 10% new barrels. A vivid, garnet red in the glass, the compact, complex nose offers plum and blackcurrant jam with hints of herbs and notes from the aging process. Fleshy and ripe with an expansive flow, integrated freshness and fine tannins, the oak and herbs mingle at the back of the mouth. A wine of substance. -J.H.

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Numina

Numina

2018 Argentina Mendoza
92 Points

The 2018 Cabernet Franc Numina from Los Arboles was aged for 14 months in 10% new oak. A dark garnet in hue, the intense, attractive nose presents hints of ash and jalapeño over clear but delicate blackcurrant aromas along with cedar and sandalwood. Sugary with a voluminous flow, grippy tannins and a compact feel, the flavors linger at length at the back of the mouth. A characterful Uco wine. -J.H.

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Numina

Numina

2019 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

From Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley, the 2019 Malbec Numina was aged in 10% new barrels. A bright, dark purple in the glass, the intense, nuanced, well-judged nose initially offers cedar and vanilla followed by ripe plum, thyme and violet. Broad, terse and juicy on the palate, it delivers lovely subtle flavors and a sustained, fruity finish enhanced by the aging process.-J.H.

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Numina

Reserve Merlot

2020 Argentina Mendoza
91 Points

From Los Árboles and Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, the 2020 Malbec Salentein Reserva spent 12 months aging in 70% French and 30% American barrels. The perfumed nose offers hints of violet, aguaribay, plum and pencil box. It’s juicy on the palate with a terse texture. Grippy tannins lay down an outline enhanced by the well-judged freshness which also keeps the finish going. An intense wine.-J.H.

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Reserve Merlot