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Mendel Malbec Lujan de Cuyo Estate Grown 2021 750ml

SKU: 065884 ISBN: 835603001372

The palate is fruit-focused and has depth, delivering layers of cherry, prune and hints of chocolate and vanilla. Vigorous acidity and chalky tannins hold it all together and lead to a pleasant finish showing oak spice_read more

$27.99
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Wine Information:

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Mendoza

Variety: Malbec

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$27.99
 

Intense, bright red, violet at the rim. The nose is complex, elegant and very intense. The wine shows a perfect combination of fresh red fruit such as black cherries, raspberries and blackberries. Spice touches and licorice hints contribute complexity. The ageing in French oak masterfully integrates subtle vanilla and caramel nuances. Pleasant attack. The aromas on the palate are harmonious and persistent. It is a balanced, refreshing and very easy-to-drink wine which boasts a lingering finish

93 Points James Suckling | A perfumed red with notes of fresh wild berries, just-picked violets, sweet spices and cocoa-dusted walnuts. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of plush, polished tannins and a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Velvety and seamless with delicious blue-fruit and blue-flower character.

93 Points Vinous | 2020 Malbec is a blend of grapes from Drummond and Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. The vines date back to 1926. Aged for 12 months in one-third new barrels. Purple in the glass. The nose offers intense aromas of violet, fresh plum, gentle woody notes and hints of spice. Plush, broad and agile with refined, polished tannins. The texture is a combination of silk and velvet. Well-made, given the year.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast | Hailing from vineyards planted in 1947 in Altamira in Uco Valley, this red offers delicious aromas of prune and chocolate with light notes of black olive. The palate is fruit-focused and has depth, delivering layers of cherry, prune and hints of chocolate and vanilla. Vigorous acidity and chalky tannins hold it all together and lead to a pleasant finish showing oak spice.

92 Points Robert Parker | The estate 2020 Malbec was produced with grapes from their property in Mayor Drummond (Finca Mendel) that was planted in 1928. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, one-third each new, second and third use, for 12 months. It has 14.5% alcohol and a soft and round palate with integrated acidity. De la Mota thinks this 2020 is very representative of the zone of Lujan even if they harvest it a little earlier, and it has a little more fresh fruit, using the oak to keep that character, a balance between ripe and fresh fruit that is very interesting. It is juicy and primary with very fine tannins. A wine that overdelivers for the price. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. Best After 2022.

A full-bodied and expressive Malbec with substance and chewy tannins. Perfect pairing for any beef dishes, poultry or Pork.