High Suckling Scores for Somewhere Else
A huge congratulations to our friends at Somewhere Else Vineyards after its trio of wines from the Tulum Valley at the foot of the Andes racked up some impressive scores in the latest James Suckling tasting.
Produced by the family run vineyard, the winery’s unique Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec wines scored the following points and generated the comments below:
88 points. Somewhere Else – Cabernet Franc 2017
The intensity of fruit here is quite something with pressed violets, lavender and tons of blackcurrant extract. Medium body, some very intense blue fruit, fine tannins and a slightly metallic finish. Drink now.
90 points. Somewhere Else Malbec 2017
Lots of black pepper, aniseed, brambleberries and raspberries. Medium-bodied with lovely, fresh blue fruit, but some firmness to back it up. Drink now.
91 points. Somewhere Else Petit Verdot 2017
A very fruity red with raspberries and blackcurrants. Shows good definition on the palate, despite the intense fruitiness. Medium chewy finish. Drink now.
About Somewhere Else Vineyards
Founded in 2002 by Alejandro Menin and based at the foot of Los Andes, around 30 km from the city of San Juan in the Tulum Valley, Somewhere Else Vineyards was born to create wines that express the personality of the people and the land of the region.
After renovating and upgrading an old 1950’s winery, the company merges age-old techniques of the past with the latest innovation to optimize harvests, grape quality and to ensure they work in full harmony with the environment.
Somewhere Else Vineyards finds itself in a magic place at the foot of Los Andes where the grapes receive permanent sunlight, soft and dry wind and abundant water that comes down from mountains. This landscape combined with the stony ground and the winemakers expertise, is essential in creating these high quality, well-rounded, fruit forward wines.