The Viña La Ronciere Licantén Malbec is sourced from grapes grown on the Idahue Estate in the unique DO of Licantén, just 25km from the Pacific Ocean in Chile's Curicó Valley. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, this is a savoury style of Malbec with notes of loganberries and spices. It is fresh and concentrated on the palate, with a mineral, graphite undertone. It has firm, ripe tannins, and a long finish.
“Chile should be more daring with its reds” says Juan Aurelio Muñoz, and what could be more daring that producing a Malbec (with 15% Merlot and Cabernet Franc) that’s as good as almost anything produced on the other side of the Andes? Meaty, complex and well-balanced, this shows the perfume and freshness of its cool climate. 2022-29. -Tim Atkin MW, Chile 2020 Special Report