"The 2005 Bramare Malbec was aged for 18 months in French and American oak, 46% new. It is a glass-coating opaque purple with a super-expressive nose of pain grille, spice box, violets, black cherry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied, supple-textured, and layered with flavor, it nicely conceals enough tannin to carry this showy Malbec for at least a decade. The Bramare series is sourced from Lujan de Cuyo, a prime zone in Mendoza. Some of the fruit is from Cobos’s estate vineyard, the balance from contracted fruit. The wines at this level receive more oak, longer macerations, and wild fermentations.