The 2017 Vina Cobos Felino Malbec displays aromas of white flowers and black fruits along with notes of white pepper and cloves. Elegant and balanced, it delights the palate with hints of licorice and chocolate with tannins that lead to a smooth, persistent finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Lujan de Cuoy, Maipu, and Valle de Uco in Mendoza
90+ Points - Wine Advocate
"I also tasted the just-bottled 2017 Felino Malbec, of which a whopping 651,000 bottles have been produced. They increased the percentage of French oak and reduced the use of American oak a bit, and the wood seems better integrated, neatly folded into the fruit. It felt a little closed (it was just bottled), and I sensed the difference between the cooler 2016 and the riper 2017, but the wine didn't show any excess and felt very balanced and harmonious. At the same time, they are also changing the image, with a cleaner, easier to read label that also reflects the character of the wine. It has very fine tannins and a great mouthfeel. Amazing quality for the volume. It slowly opened up in the glass and didn't stop to grow. In the long run, I think this will be even better than the 2016." -LG, 6/29/18