Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2008 Gran Misterio is composed of Bonarda, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah aged in oak for 16 months. Rich, savory, and layered, with an alluring nose of exotic spices, incense, and sandalwood, it has superb depth, concentration, and volume, with enough structure to evolve for 4-5 years. Its drinking window extends from 2015 to 2023+. ” (Dec 2011)
This is the Icon wine of Alma Negra. Crafted from vineyards in Vistaflores, Tunuyan, Mendoza and La Vendimia, Rivadavia, Mendoza, this wine is a unique and mysterious blend that changes based on the cuvees available each year. Ernesto Catena selects specific barrels to devote to the Gran Misterio in order to achieve the final wine. The winemaker then crafts the final blend.