Vaglio 2018 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley

Vaglio 2018 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley

Item Number: 14323

UPC: 0-858497005011

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Espíritu Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Sandy loam with stones
Elevation: 3,838 feet

#35 on James Suckling Top 100 Argentina of 2020

Vineyard Notes: Vaglio Aggie Malbec is sourced from the Espíritu Vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley. The vineyard is located at 3,838 feet above sea level. It was planted in 2008 and is comprised of sandy loam with a stony profile.

Winemaking Notes : Aggie matures for 11 months in 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels. The wine is aged in bottle a minimum of 6 months before release.

Tasting Notes: The wine shows notes of butterscotch, chocolate, and baked blueberry pie sprinkled with powdered sugar. A creamy midpalate laced with hazelnuts rounds out this mineral-driven Malbec.

Reviews

  • James Suckling
    Rating: 95 (12/9/2020)

    Wonderful intensity of crushed berries, pink pepper and volcanic salt. Full-bodied, yet fresh and vivid with energy and focus. Extremely long and flavorful. Drink or hold."
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (3/31/2021)

    The 2018 Aggie was produced with Malbec from Gualtallary in the Valle de Uco, produced in the same way as the rest of the range, with fermentation in concrete with indigenous yeasts and élevage of eight to 12 months in well-seasoned barrels. There is very good freshness and character here, and it is aromatic and floral, varietal, clean and precise. It's juicy and has complexity, nuance and depth, fine tannins and a long finish.