Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec 2014
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Luján de Cuyo
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: March 30, 2017
- Last modified: March 30, 2017
From Luján de Cuyo, this is next-gen Malbec, from one of the exciting young movers-and-shakers on the scene, Matias Riccitelli. Easy and detailed at once, Hey Malbec is 12-year-old vines, predominantly aged in concrete (the remainder in French oak), which is felt on the breadth and grip of the palate. Concentrated plums, mulberry and perfumed red florals drive the savoury red, with whisper-tuggy tannins along the long palate to support. Easily bright enough to carry the 14.5%. Not profound, but (as the label suggests) fun; complexed enough for the geeks and accessible enough for the rest. A well-struck balance all around.