"The 2011 Bodega Noemia de Patagonia is pure Malbec from a 70-year-old vineyard in Mainque, Rio Negro, Patagonia, and is a baby that smells of the most exquisite French barrels you can dream of, under which there is a huge core of ripe, almost heady, red and blue fruit showing a special brightness with perfumed notes of flowers and wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with a great sense of harmony and elegance, sweet fruit aromas, great acidity and a tasty, umami-driven finish. It has very sophisticated, ultra-fine tannins. You feel the hand of a great winemaker in this wine, the balance and power of the old vines, and while slightly international-styled and hard to pin down as Patagonian (it is very sleek!), it is lovely and gives enormous pleasure. Superb! This could be drunk now, but should also last quite well, as it has the balance and acidity to do so."