Malbec Nico by Luca 2004 Stephen Tanzer

Malbec Nico by Luca 2004

94 points, Stephen Tanzer

Saturated deep ruby to the rim. Primary but already expressive nose offers black raspberry, blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. Creamy-sweet, concentrated and improbably deep, with an almost liqueur-like richness leavened by inner-mouth verve and violety perfume. This is wonderfully sophisticated wine with a texture of velvet. Builds impressively on the back end, with the ripe tannins buried under an explosion of fruit. As impressive as this is already, it still needs time to evolve and expand.