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Malpaso 2018



Malpaso is a distinguished and distinct wine. A wine which, poured into a glass, with medium density...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Malpaso 2018

Spec sheet
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018


Malpaso is a distinguished and distinct wine. A wine which, poured into a glass, with medium density and a cherry colour, doesn't seem to presage the strong wine that's in store for us. However, before trying it out, let's first disclose some details about how it's made, always interesting, in order to get to know the philosophy that lies behind it.

Malpaso ferments with whole clusters and native yeasts in open oak casks, where the grapes are trodden by foot as in times gone by. It's a wine that's had the vines under prime consideration, with the intention being to show maximum respect to their fruit. The sandy soils of the vineyards, lying at an altitude of 400 metres, guarantee freshness, perfect maturity and elegance. The wine matures for a year in large-size (400 and 500-litre) French oak barrels, without their aromas being intrusive.

The wine. The first surprise is on the nose: it smells of elegance and complexity; black olives, orange peel, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers and sand, and some touches of smoked bacon reminiscent of the Rhône. A cool, fresh palate, having a very fine mouthfeel, but with a characterful undertone and clear-cut aromas of stout. Lovely Garnacha-type hints appear in this profound and balsamic wine, a different wine, with a long and far from simple finish. We'll say it again: a distinguished and distinct wine.

Food pairing

Wild mushroom risotto / Duck with red fruits / Peppercorn steak


  • Climate:Continental


  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New and sused
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intenso / Opaque
  • Bouquet:Varietal notes / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Mediterranean herbs / Ageing notes
  • Mouth:Potente / Structured / Ripe tannins / With volume / Balanced acidity / Pleasant finish / Tasty / Persistent

Wine critics reviews

Luis Gutiérrez
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017 - 93 PARKER

Pure Syrah from vines in Méntrida, the 2017 Malpaso fermented with full clusters in open 1,500- and 5,000-liter oak vats and matured in barrels of different sizes for around one year. It has an explosive nose with notes of black olives, smoked bacon, violets and an herbal twist. It doesn't show the heat of the vintage and instead comes through as fresh, expressive and vibrant; it's medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and is very easy to drink. It seems like the way they work—picking the grapes early to avoid too much ripeness, fermenting with stems in a non-extractive way and aging the wines in larger barrels to avoid notes of wood—works well with the variety. 21,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2018.

— Luis Gutiérrez (23/04/2020)

Ferran Centelles

Vintage 2016 - 16 JANCIS ROBINSON

Tasted blind. The wine displays a generous oak charge and shows mint, black pepper, smoke and toast. It is consistent and rounded with superbly ripe black fruit. Appropriate intensity and really tightly textured, still to mellow. It has a leathery touch that I did not detect in previous vintages. It displays lots of black fruits, a meaty character and black olives at the back palate. It is a remarkable vintage, but more power than in previous years.

— Ferran Centelles (26/02/2019)

Customer reviews

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by: Aj (13/03/2019) - Vintage 2016


Goes very well with most meat dishes. Good value for the money. Fruity taste with plenty of different rounding ingredients.

by: Thomas Reufels (4 Apr) - Vintage 2017

Geschmeidiger Syrah

Ein sehr angenehmer fruchtiger Syrah, der zwar kräftig daherkommt, aber nicht erschlägt. Langer Abgang. Ein Wein aus einer nicht so bekannten Region. Schmeckt nach mehr......Leider nicht ganz preiswert, aber das liegt wahrscheinlich auch an der besonderen Herstellung.

by: mayras (25/10/2017) - Vintage 2015

belle syrah

cuvée mettant en valeur les qualités de la syrah, de la matière, des tannins déjà ronds, une bonne puissance aromatique. un vin déjà agréable à gouter et qui devrait se bonifier avec le temps

by: Hildegard Banz (16/12/2016) - Vintage 2014

kräftiger, junger Wein

Ein junger Wein mit einem vollen Geschmack und dunkelroter Farbe. Er schmeckt gut zu geratenem Rindfleisch. Die geöffnete Flasche ist auch am nächsten Tag gut trinkbar.

by: Angela (10/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

sorpresa agradable

tomar este vino, aunque no sea la primera vez, siempre es una agradable sorpresa por su color aroma y paladar

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