Hand of God
2010 Old Vine Malbec
Malbec •Stolen Horse Vineyard
Smoke on the water
We are absolutely crazy about this rich and delicious wine. From first opening to the final sip, this 2010 Hand of God Old Vine Malbec is a total delight.
Rich, deep purple hues cling to the glass wall when swirling. Aromas, a little shy at first, become exuberant as the wine opens up. On the palate, rich layers of dark fruit provide plenty of intrigue.
The more this wine is swirled, the more joy it brings - until you run out. Which is why we recommend that you stock up on this incredible Malbec!
Winemaker Santiago Achával is one of the hottest, most award-winning and most revered winemakers in the world. Here are a few of his accomplishments:
Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2012 named his wine Top 10 in the world.
Robert Parker rated seven of Santiago’s wines with the lowest score a 96, and several at 98 & 99 points. Wine Advocate rated his wines 95 or higher no fewer than 18 times.
Since 2005, Santiago’s wines have appeared on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of the world list, five times.
Decanter rated his Malbec #1 out of 255 wines.
Wine & Spirits named Santiago’s winery property “Winery of the Year” based on blind tastings of more than 9,000 wines globally.
Dark and foreboding, with deep purple hues from the slightly opaque heart to the pretty garnet edges.
Fruity and lush with layer upon layer of exotic aromas. Smoky blueberry, sandalwood, rich blackberry, lumber yard, black currant, black tea, salt soaked cedar plank and hints of subtle white pepper and fenugreek.
Delicious and rich with flavors that almost perfectly mimic the nose. Stewed fruit, mixed berry compote and soft minerals round out the palate.
Very flavorful and very long. As the primary flavors fade, integrated tannin gives the wine just the right amount of oomph.
Espresso-encrusted pork loin with a plum sauce would be a fantastic companion for this big and elegant wine.