Dona Paula Red Blend '1350 Altitude Series' 2018
RP
94
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Dona Paula Red Blend '1350 Altitude Series' 2018

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Product description

In his most recent Argentina Report for RobertParker.com, wine critic Luis Gutiérrez tasted over 1,000 wines in Madrid, unable to travel due to the pandemic. This was, however, no impediment to getting to know the latest releases of Argentinean wine and, in spite of the distance, getting a sense of what the producers have to offer.

Doña Paula Altitude Series achieved the highest score for the winery, with Altitude Series 1350 2018 vintage receiving 94 points. On the wine, Gutiérrez commented: “the 2018 Altitude Series 1350 shows superbly in this tasting and comes through as characterful, elegant and balanced within the wilder character of Gualtallary”. He added, “The oak feels very integrated, harmonious and complete after 14 to 16 months in French oak barrels, 20% of them new. It combines power and elegance and extra freshness in 2018”.

This complex and balanced wine of deep violet colour is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Malbec and 5% Casavecchia. The Cabernet Franc variety contributes very spicy and floral notes, whereas the Malbec gives the wine aromas of red fruit. In the mouth, it has a long and highly persistent finish due to its tannins. A very elegant and well-structured blend.