Hervé Fabre makes some of our favorite Malbec – and his Gran Reserva is a luxurious step up that judges at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards gave it a 95-point gold medal and wrote: “Spicy nose with a very juicy and pure palate awash with concentrated flavours of blackberries, blueberries and violets. A very fine, balanced wine with real personality."
Master of Wine Tim Atkin also rates it highly, with a 93-point score.
As you can see from the stacks of acclaim (this isn’t the first time his Gran Reserva’s scooped up multiple 90+ points), Hervé takes a “no-expense-spared” approach with his wines, particularly with his Gran Reserva. The grapes were hand-harvested from 80-year-old vines and placed in small baskets to avoid damaging the fruit. Then they were hand sorted – bunch by bunch and grape by grape. The wine spent 12 months aging in small oak barrels. This is the kind of quality commitment that earned Hervé the title of Argentine Winemaker of the Year at the 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Drinking beautifully now, this special-occasion Malbec will also cellar well for several years. Serve with hearty roasts or prime aged filets – and don’t delay your order.