Bodega Noemia de Patagonia

J. Alberto

J. Alberto

Red95% Malbec and 5% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
  • Nose
    Anise, Licoriceanise
    Black Oliveblack-olive
    Green Olivegreen-olive
    Tobacco Leaftobacco


Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2021 James Suckling 94 Feb 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2020 Vinous Media 94 Nov 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 James Suckling 94 Apr 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Vinous 93 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous 91 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2021 James Suckling A full-bodied red with olives, blackberries, wild blueberries, mussel shells and hints of licorice on the nose. Fresh and creamy, structured too, with a delicious saline minerality and fine, tea-like tannins. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2020 Vinous Media The 2020 Malbec J Alberto is a Malbec with a 5% dash of Merlot from an old vineyard first planted in 1935 in Mainqué, Río Negro. Half aged in cement and 600 liter barrels, the rest was kept in stainless steel. Bright purple in the glass, fresh cherries are intertwined in the nose with violets, black tea and hints of country herbs as part of a substantial but delicate profile. The aging process plays a supporting role but offers no more than a faint whiff of orange petit fours. On the palate, the balance is precise with delicate weights and measures in which the flow is lean and releases an energy toward the end that fades entropically like a wind-up toy. An elegant wine. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2019 James Suckling Wonderful depth here with blackberries, blueberries and iodine, as well as oyster shell. The aromas change all the time. Full-bodied, layered and polished with lovely length. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2019 Vinous A field blend of Malbec with 5% Merlot, planted in 1955 in Mainque, Río Negro, up to 40% of which was fermented in whole bunches. Aged in new and used barrels with no sulfites added until the end. Bright violet in hue, this is a fragrant red with aromas of cherry and red currant and hints of spice, herbs and stalk. Corseted on the palate, it presents gentle but angular tannins that lend depth and character to the fluid feel and the sharp, fruity flavor. The spine is provided by freshness, which stretches out the lengthy finish. The best J. Alberto I’ve had in years. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2018 Vinous The nose presents bread and chocolate aromas plus ripe plum, raisins and spice. Slightly liqueurish on the palate, it is full of flavor, fluid and smooth with a terse texture, a juicy feel and delicate freshness. Shelf Talker Full Page Review