Viña Cobos Cocodrilo Corte Mendoza 2016

$26.99

Viña Cobos Cocodrilo Corte Mendoza 2016 is a complex wine, very elegant and balanced Argentinian wine from a well known vineyard – Vina Cobos in the region of Mendoza, near the tall peaks of the Andes. Both 2015 and 2016 years were remarkably stupendous!

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Deep red with violet tones. On the nose the freshness stands out, where we find red fruits like cherry and cassis, pomegranate or black cherry. 

Highly concentrated flavors and sweet, soft tannins give substantial body and structure to the palate. Great pairing with Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry.

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International Wine Challenge 2018: Silver

James Suckling: 93 points

“A beautiful 2016 with fine tannins, currant, blackberry and hazelnut character. Medium-to-full body, tight and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Bordeaux blend. Cooler than the 2015.”

Wine Advocate: 91+points

Wine Spectator: 90 points

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Viña Cobos is the inspired vision of Paul Hobbs, a pioneer who took on the challenge of crafting world-class wines on a level never before achieved in Argentina.Over the past twenty years, Hobbs and his team at Viña Cobos have dedicated themselves to seek out, study, and develop vineyard sites in the two premier growing regions of Mendoza: Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco situated at high elevations: 3,180-3,940 feet (970-1,200 meters). Semi-desert climate.. Through meticulous vineyard management and minimal intervention in the wine-making process, the wines express the true essence of their terroir with finesse, complexity, and authenticity. Since the first vintage release in 1999, Viña Cobos has pushed the boundaries of quality for Malbec and for Argentina, striving to continuously set the standard for excellence in the region.

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Some Malbec Facts:

Côt (likely the original name) ,Auxxerois (in Cahors),  Pressac (in Bordeaux)

Other common synonyms for Malbec include Agreste, Balouzat, Beran, Blanc De Kienzheim, Cahors, Calarin, Cauli, Costa Rosa, Cotes Rouges, Doux Noir, Estrangey, Gourdaux, Grelot De Tours, Grifforin, Guillan, Hourcat, Jacobain, Luckens, Magret, Malbek, Medoc Noir, Mouranne, Navarien, Negre De Prechac, Negrera, Noir De Chartres, Noir De Pressac, Noir Doux, Nyar De Presak, Parde, Périgord, Pied De Perdrix, Pied Noir, Pied Rouge, Pied Rouget, Piperdy, Plant D'Arles, Plant De Meraou, Plant du Lot, Plant Du Roi, Prechat,  Prunieral, Quercy, Queue Rouge, Quille De Coy, Romieu, Teinturin, Terranis, Vesparo

Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry in 1853.

Malbec  grows great at higher elevations and although originally French, has found fame in Argentina where you can find some incredible Malbec.