The Wine Advocate, 93+ Points.
"Beautiful floral aromas and an electric, lively palate, with great chalky minerality and a tasty, long finish. The price is just unbelievable. 3,000 bottles were filled in April 2013."
2013 was a benchmark year, with a long growing season producing some of the best wines Argentina has ever made. The cooler temperatures led to high acidity levels, low alcohol, and fine tannins, showcasing the elegant side of Malbec.
Such is the case for Pala Corazon, sourced from twenty-five-year-old vineyards in Gualtallary. It's here in the Uco Valley that some of the best Malbec in the world are grown, at elevations reaching 1,500 meters. There is an inherent freshness to the reds crafted in Gualtallary, which has the potential to become the greatest winemaking region in Argentina. Only 250 cases produced, but the top rated Malbec in the Wine Advocate listed under $25. As Luis Gutiérrez says...The price is just unbelievable!
A boutique Malbec producer, Lucas Niven is dedicated to crafting small lot wines from the best vineyard sites in the Uco Valley. Only 250 cases were produced of the 2013 Pala Corazon Malbec and The Wine Buyer was fortunate to get the majority of cases headed to the US. Gualtallary is one of those special places in Argentina where the power and ripeness of Malbec are balanced by the varietals natural acidity, producing reds of amazing balance and finesse. The preference here is also low oak integration, as Niven lets the fruit and terroir shine. Truly one of the best for under $20.