Tinto Negro 1955 Malbec (750ml)
Tinto Negro is a collaboration between friends and colleagues Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach, who worked for 15 years together at Bodega Catena Zapata as Vineyard Director and Wine Education Director. The wines reflect the classic characteristics of Mendoza Malbec, inky and concentrated reds grown at elevations of 3700 to 5000 feet. The vines for this wine were planted in 1955! The wine is fermented in concrete eggs and aged for 15 months in French oak, 28% of which is new.
This wine shows great balance of rich concentration and elegance. Boysenberry and raspberry aromas are not simply dark, ripe and macho, but instead show herbal accents along with floral notes and cardamom. This is old vines Malbec with particular flavors of herbal, brushy berry and plum. On the finish, oaky spice, toast and coffee flavors keep the momentum going. Drink through 2021.
This wine shows great balance of rich concentration and elegance.