Tilia Malbec 2016 (Mendoza, Argentina) "...chocolate, menthol, mulberries..."
The youthful and aromatic 2016 Malbec has an alcohol level that is one degree lower than the 2015, as the grapes where harvested earlier because of the problems with the vintage. This ended up being an advantage to produce a light and very drinkable Malbec, balsamic and aromatic, even minty with something that reminded me of basil leaves. The palate is similar to the 2015, a tad fresher, and even if they are very similar in style this 2016 is more exuberant in the aromas. A triumph over the vintage. A perfect introduction to Mendoza Malbec at a very attractive price. - 90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine deserves to be left on your hotel pillow as part of the turn-down service. Rich chocolate with a hint of menthol, followed by rich plummy goodness. Is it an after-dinner mint? Is it a liqueur chocolate? Am I showing my age? No matter if this is the reward. Lots of fruit complemented with a herbal edge and soft finish. Elegance and intensity in a glass. - Grizzly Dickens, Carboot Wines Buyer