90 Points, Vinous
The 2020 Malbec Estate was 15% aged in French barrels. The open nose of red fruit offers hints of plum and violets. The tannins are sharp in the mouth but refined, and the freshness is precise before the red fruit returns at the end. A more cosmopolitan profile than previous versions.
A pure expression of Patagonian “Terroir” and Argentinian Malbec. A refined and complex style both in the nose and in the mouth. Its just step through oak gives it an extra dimension that makes it an irresistible wine. A great wine, with structure, intense ruby red color, with amazing notes of red fruits, eucalyptus, spices and black peppers. After a year in bottle it becomes unctuous, intense, concentrated.
Named after its founder, Humberto Canale Estate was established in 1909 in the upper valley of Rio Negro, Patagonia, one of the world's most southerly wine growing regions. Humberto played a fundamental role in the development of viticulture in the region, helping government officials implement the area's first irrigation systems shortly after the conquest of the Patagonian Desert. Today operations are led by Humberto's nephew Guillermo Barzi, who is committed to respecting the same human and ethical values held by the company for more than five decades and crafts unique wines symbolic of the Patagonia region that are appreciated worldwide for their elegance, complexity and great aging potential.