The inky, glass-staining purple colored 2014 Malbec Estate Amparo (100% Malbec) gives up notes of liquid blackberries and crushed rocks in its rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure style. With nicely integrated acidity and a clean finish, drink it over the coming 4-6 years.
- Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, August 2017
Stephen Tanzer “Full medium ruby. Very dark aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and violet. Densely packed and fine-grained, conveying a sexy subtle sweetness to its seriously intense flavors of currant and dark chocolate. This is more pliant and rich at the same state than the 2014 bottling and longer on the aftertaste, finishing with plush, integrated tannins, sneaky length and no impression of heaviness. The best Malbec to date from Anna Schafer, who worked for Paul Hobbs in Argentina in 2006 and 2007 before returning to her family’s estate which had been established in 2004. I’d like to have tasted this alongside the better Argentine Malbecs I sampled earlier this year.” 91PTS
Jasmine leaps out of the glass and fills the nose. This golden yellow elixir is filled with papaya, honeydew melon and soft citrus like Meyer lemon. It is carried by the medium acidity for a white wine. With the same depth of structure as the Sparrow, but the Marsanne is the star. Will drink well through 2022, we will keep you posted if it maintains longer due to the Marsanne.
Nose…….Slight reduction, wet rock and peony flower.
Mouth…..The floral quality pursists in the mouth held up by soft round tannins, medium acidity. We continued to use a spontenous fermentation which in the tanks smells like roast acorn squash with a sprinkle of brown sugar. Although that primary note subsides in the wine, there is an earthy sweet character. We build our wines with bottle age in mind, so please decant. Optimum drinking window is 2020 – 2026.
àMaurice branded corkscrew! We talked with many of our sommelier friends before deciding on a corkscrew and they love this double hinged corkscrew!
àMaurice branded 6 bottle carry bag with straps. Perfect for carrying your àMaurice wine to your friend's house in style!