Tim Atkin 2015 Argentina Wine Report

TIM ATKIN ARGENTINA 2015 Special Report 93 pts. 2009 Tempus Alba Vero Malbec 14% Mendoza Tempus Alba is as well known for its work on Malbec clones as it is for its wines, but the latter certainly deserve plenty of attentio n. This is a little oaky perhaps, but it has remarkable concentration for a five-year -old vineyard with very fine tannins, notes of clove and white pepper and a swee t, textured, raspberry and wild strawberry core. Drink: 2015-20 91 pts. 2011 Tempus Alba Malbec Reserva 14% Luján de Cuyo The grapes for this came from an 11-year-old vineya rd in Ugarteche. Older oak, some spice and white pepper, floral red fruits and fine-grained tannins: this nods towards Pinot Noir and Tempranillo as much as Malbec. Drink: 2015-20 90 pts. 2009 Tempus Alba Pleno Winemaker ́s Reserve 14% Mendoza