WE 93 Pts (Editor's Choice) WS 91 Pts WA 90 Pts - Winemaker Notes - Ruby red color of remarkable intensity. Excellent aromatic complexity with notes of ripe fruit and a fine touch of smoke and coffee. Rich on the palate with an excellent concentration.
According to the Wine Enthusiast - As per usual, Privada displays qualities beyond its price point. This version of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is smoky on the nose, with charcoal, minerals and toast capping crusty berry aromas. The palate is super ripe and healthy in feel, with baked blackberry flavors smothered in toasty oak and chocolate. Warmth, coffee and Port notes drive the finish.
According to the Wine Spectator - Dark and structured, this red leads with a smoky edge to its dense cassis, macerated plum skin and grilled fig notes, showing hints of anise, wild flowers and tar weaving through the long finish. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2018.
According to The Wine Advocate - The 2011 Privada Blend is composed of 40% Malbec, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is dark cherry-colored with abundant notes of smoked bacon and dark fruit aromas. The palate reveals a powerful, ripe wine, medium to full-bodied, with good structure and ripe acidity. Drink 2014-2018. 14.8% ABV.