Viña Cobos, Mendoza (Argentina) “Cocodrilo” 2020

($29, Paul Hobbs Selections):  The quality is not surprisingly given this wine is part of the Paul Hobbs collection.  What did catch me by surprise, however, was the price of this glossy and polished Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Malbec (18%), Cabernet France (5%), and Petit Verdot.  Fruity, but not too much so, with savory notes balancing the rich plummy notes.  A hint of sweetness comes through from the ripeness, offset by alluring peppery nuances and a bright finish.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 26, 2024