Date Range
Alizé Passion
Single Vineyard Alizarine 2018
94 Points
Wine Advocate
March 21, 2023

The 2018 Malbec Alizarine was produced with Malbec from a vineyard planted in Las Compuertas in 1923. It achieved 15% alcohol but kept balance and poise, and it has clout and harmony in a powerful style. This is a structured Malbec, typical Las Compuertas with very integrated oak after one year in 225- and 600-liter French oak barrels. It’s ripe and full-bodied, nicely balanced with a tenderer mouthfeel than in previous years. They seem to have managed to control the muscular part of this wine. 3,462 bottles were filled in March 2020.

– Luis Gutierrez
Alta Vista
Single Vineyard Alizarine 2019
95 Points
March 6, 2023

Lots of graphite to the nose with plenty of spiced blue fruit, pencil shavings and new leather. A hint of violets and dark chocolate. Juicy and bright on the medium- to full-bodied palate with lots of chalky and dusty tannins. Very fine-grained, succulent and long. Drink or hold.

– James Suckling
Alta Vista
Single Vineyard Alizarine 2018
91 Points
Wine Spectator
October 17, 2022

Rich, muscular and slightly austere, with leather and ripe plum aromas and flavors up front, followed by a core of plum and roasted herbs supported by loamy, clay notes and mineral acidity, all culminating with grip on the finish. Drink now through 2028.

– Aaron Romano
Alta Vista
Single Vineyard Alizarine 2018
93 Points
April 21, 2022
– Tim Atkin
Alta Vista
Single Vineyard Alizarine 2018
95 Points
March 24, 2022

Beautifully sleek and supple with a deliciously concentrated and expressive core of red fruit.

– James Suckling
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