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2018 Rubus Malbec "Icono"

Rubus 2018 Icono Malbec

Winery: Rubus

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Icono"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $28

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 28, 2020

Wine Review: This robust Malbec from Rubus is a slightly cloudy deep purple color. It has a dark cherry, dark plum, smoky peat and green peppercorns bouquet. It is fruity and balanced in the mouth, with a medium-plus body and medium acidity, and is smooth. I found rich flavors of black plum, oak and blueberry along with hints of raisin and anise. The finish is long and features managed dusty tannins. I would this Malbec with a char-grilled garlic and rosemary butterflied lamb. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: This Icon Malbec is suave and rich, offering loads of dark plum, currant and dried blackberry flavors supported by notes of soft spices. Molten chocolate notes emerge on the mid-palate, with Asian spice accents. The finish is long and ripe with a loamy character. Pair with grilled red meats, roast lamb, pizza or pasta dishes.

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