The Vina Cobos Bramare is a big bold Malbec made by Paul Hobbs (a Californian wine-maker) in partnership with Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud. The vineyards are located in San Carlos and Tupungato, both districts of Valle de Uco, Mendoza. They are situated between 3,330 to 3,845 feet elevation in the foothills of the Andean Mountains, the high altitude contributes to a high diurnal range that helps the grapes to fix flavour and colour. The gnarled old vines have low-yields, but produce highly concentrated fruit. The wine spends 17 months in some new, but mostly old oak barrels, before release.
This stylish Malbec is silky and smooth, with full sweet tannins and a long full finish.