Malbec 2009

"Las Compuertas" Vineyard, Mendoza. 1,067 metres / 3,500 feet above sea level

The Pure Expression of Las Compuertas Malbec

Vintage Notes

The 2009 vintage is considered an "ideal" and classic-profiled one, typical of a gentle climate like in Mendoza.  The season determined a long and hot cycle, giving wines exhibiting great typicity, ripeness and strength.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep and lively red with violet highlights. Intense ripe red fruit aromas such as cherries and black fruit like figs stand out. Also fresh notes of violets are perceived. Aromas of blond tobacco and caramel are clearly present, brought together by ageing over 18 months in oak barrels. Full-bodied and rounded. It stands out for the complexity derived from its vivacious notes and silky texture, resulting in pure elegance.
The Wine Advocate - 92 Pts: "The 2009 Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec las Compuertas showed much better, but displayed the heat of the 2009 vintage. It is very dark-colored, almost opaque, with a brooding nose of ripe cassis, blueberries, black olives and subtle smoked notes. The palate is full-bodied, with round-tannins, good stuffing and structure to age with style. Drink 2015-2020." LGutierrez
International Wine Cellar - 91 Pts: "Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Superripe aromas of kirsch, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and nutty oak. Juicy, sweet and very ripe, with an almost liqueur-like quality to the superconcentrated flavors of kirsch, smoke, spices and minerals. This fat, seamless wine finishes with palate-coating fruit, very good lift and tannins that reach the front teeth."
Food Pairing Notes
Red meats with spicy sauce; slow cooked lamb or pork with smoked sauces. Also cheese, especially cheese made from sheep's milk.


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