(2022) From the company founded by Susana Balbo in 1999, this comes from vineyards in the Uco Valey a almost 4,000ft, the premium selection of grapes spending 13 months in French oak, 30% new. It displays Malbec's more charming, violet and lifted, kirsch-like aspect beautifully. the sheen of oak is glossy and adds depth, with a little cigar-box sophistication. In the mouth it's über-plush, svelte and refined black fruit flooding-across the mid-palate. But there is backbone and edge to this wine too, that smooth character cajoled and coaxed into something more grippy and intense by big, powerful grape and oak tannins, really decisive acidity, and a smoky barrel-created depth. It's a concentrated but elegant Malbec that certainly needs a chunk of red meat protein now, but which should cellar for a decade and more.