The raw and primary 2018 Auténtico Malbec shows the wilderness of the northern vineyards, dark, concentrated, juicy and full of wild herbs, flower and berry aromas, really showy and impressive. This is a pure expression of the grape following the Dávalos (previous owners of Colomé) tradition of unoaked wines. This matured in tank for ten months and a further ten months in bottle. I love this wine. 67,000 bottles produced.
93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)
Bright ruby. Pungent, high-toned aromas of blackberry, minerals and licorice. Thick and mouthfilling but leavened by terrific penetrating acidity. The dark berry, wild herb, licorice and chalky mineral flavors are complemented by a chocolatey ripeness. Sweet, plush tannins saturate the entire palate, with the finish displaying explosive length. Very strong, very pure and very smooth; expressive and unique. The Dávalos family, owners of Bodega Tacuil, also owned Colomé before selling the property to Donald Hess in 2001. (this wine, made without any oak contact, represents a tribute to the old RD bottling of Bodega Tacuil)
93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2019)
Offers a fine-grained texture, with precise red fruit and spice flavors that are well-structured and pure-tasting. The minerally finish features some peppery notes and plenty of verve. Drink now through 2025. 7,500 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.
92 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)
Very youthful and attractively raw fresh-fruit presence in the plum and blackberry zone. The palate has a very rich, concentrated feel with lithe, succulent tannins, carrying long and fresh. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)