Jay Miller Wine Advocate 95 Points
The 2006s were bottled in early April, 2008, just a week before I tasted them. The 2006 Malbec Vina Venturin is purple/black-colored with an expressive nose of toasty oak, lavender, mineral, blueberry, and black cherry. More forward than the other 2006 Malbecs, it also exhibits greater complexity, sweeter fruit, awesome depth, and a 60-second finish. Drink it from 2012 to 2026.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
This is rather flashy, with lots of mocha and fruitcake aromatics up front, backed by lush raspberry ganache, fig sauce and plum jam flavors. The long, rich, velvety finish has plenty of latent grip, with the fruit sailing on. Drink now through 2011. 1,362 cases made.–JM