Doña Paula shows great consistency in James Suckling Report
Five labels of Doña Paula were recognized with high scores by James Suckling in his most recent report on Argentinean wines. Suckling, one of the most influential wine critics in the world, awarded 93 points to the winery’s icon wine, Selección de Bodega Malbec 2017. In addition, Doña Paula 1350 and Doña Paula 1100, two of the innovative wines of the Altitude Series range, also reached 93 points. Meanwhile, the same score was given to Doña Paula Estate Malbec and Doña Paula Black Edition. With these excellent scores, James Suckling, who was in Argentina with his team for two weeks in February tasting over 1,500 labels, acknowledged the extraordinary quality and consistency of the Doña Paula wines.
Comments of James Suckling on the awarded wines of Doña Paula:
Selección de Bodega Malbec 2017, 93 points: sourced from the Alluvia Estate in Gualtallary, Uco Valley. “Very pretty and creamy on the palate with blackberries, chocolate, orange peel and hints of vanilla at the end. Medium to full body. Firm tannings. Very polished. Drink or hold”, recommends Suckling.
Doña Paula 1350 vintage 2018, 93 points: the vineyards are located in Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley. This is a blend elaborated from Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Casavecchia. Accordind to Suckling, “Very rich with blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Some walnuts, too. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Vivid and bright. Drink or hold”.
Doña Paula 1100 vintage 2018, 93 points: it comes from the area of El Cepillo, San Carlos, Uco Valley. This is a blend of Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The critic highlighted on this wine “This is a very polished and svelte red with tight, lengthy tannins that draw you down into the wine. Medium to full body. Delicious finish. Drink or hold”.
Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2019, 93 points: sourced from Gualtallary and El Cepillo, Uco Valley, it is a 100% Malbec. On this wine, Suckling commented: “The blackberry and floral carácter to this is really impressive. Violets, too. It’s full-bodied, round and firm with a pretty finish. So much is in tune here. Better to drink after 2021”.
Doña Paula Estate Black Edition 2018, 93 points: This is a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot, coming from vineyards located in the El Alto Estate, Luján de Cuyo. Of this wine, Suckling highlights “Very pretty, blackberry aromas with blackcurrant and perfumed notes. Full-bodied, tight and focused with bright acidity and linear, polished tannin running through the palate. Drink or hold”.
James Suckling is part of the international wine critics with Great influence in the world; his anual report is highly anticipated by the industry.
On this edition, Suckling says, “I have been going to Argentina to taste every year for the last six years and I have never encountered so many great and outstanding wines at every price level. It’s a benchmark year for this wine-producing nation”.