Amalaya Gran Corte 2020

Amalaya Gran Corte 2020

 

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Amalaya
Gran Corte 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Salta
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Tannat

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90+ 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2010
WS Wine Spectator 88 2010
More information on wine critics and ratings
Opaque purple in colour with ruby tintstowards the rim. 

Profound aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberries with spice notes and touches of mint. 

On the palate it is rich, velvety and robust with flavours of chocolate, blackberry jam and liquorice notes. 

Well structured with firm, yet ripe tannins and a very long, spice-driven finish.
The winery is situated in the Calchaquí Valley of Salta in the far north of Argentina at nearly 1,828 metres above sea level. It is a part of the Hess Family Estates and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates around the world. Amalaya has 220 hectares of land with approximately 35 hectares of Malbec, Torrontés, Cabernet Franc and Syrah in production, and another 90 hectares in development, which have been… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 90+ Points (2014)
The 2014 Amalaya Gran Corte is a blend of Malbec with some 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Tannat that wants to showcase the potential of their vineyards in Cafayate. Rains were the average 125 liters (extremely low compared to other places and the vines need to be irrigated or they'd die), and the year was very balanced, for them one of the best in recent times. The grapes were picked at full ripeness, fermented with indigenous yeasts and the wine matured in one-third new oak barrels (two-thirds French, the rest American) for one year. Until 2012, there was a lot of purchased grapes and in 2014, it's 100% of their own grapes, and you really notice a big step up in quality. This is harvested up to 20 days after the Amalaya Malbec and you get darker fruit; also, the influence of the oak is more noticeable, with abundant sweet spices (cinnamon, vanilla) and a core of decayed violets. The palate is round, tasty and very spicy, with some smokiness, displaying a more commercial profile. 78,000 bottles produced.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2010)
Bright ruby-red. Sexy aromas of wild blackberry, black cherry and game. Seamless, fine-grained and lightly saline, with almost syrah-like notes of blueberry, game and pepper. Lovely balance and energy here. Builds nicely on the back end, finishing with supple, even tannins and very good saline persistence. Excellent value.-- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Spectator (WS) : 88 Points (2010)
Tangy black cherry coulis and sun-dried red plum notes lead in this rich red, with additional earth, tobacco and game notes playing out in the background. Drink now.

Amalaya Amalaya Malbec 2021
Amalaya Amalaya Malbec 2021
Amalaya
Amalaya Malbec 2021
TA
91
RP
89
WE
91
For centuries, farmers made offerings in hope for a miracle – as Amalaya translates in the local language – for a bountiful harvest. It is located at 1,800 meters above sea level, in the Calchaqui Valley, northwest of Argentina. The region stands out as one of the highest vineyards in the world, characterized by its dry climate with no more than 150 mm annual rainfall, with significant thermal amplitude; rocky and sandy soil.
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Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2021
Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2021
Amalaya
Torrontes Riesling 2021
RP
89
WS
88
Intense gold in colour with tints of green. On the nose this wine is intense and complex with aromas of citrus and grapefruit typical of Torrontes. Delicate and silky on the palate with great freshness and crisp acidity on the distinctly mineral finish.
13,90 €
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Amalaya Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2020
Amalaya Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2020
Amalaya
Corte Unico Finca San Isidro 2020

Iconic wine of the winery. Born from rocky, alluvial soils that provide its intense, luscious and memorable taste, which reflects the great potential of the Argentine northern region.

32,00 €
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Amalaya Gran Corte 2020 Reviewed by Robert Parker 12-09-2022 . Score: 4.5