Mendel Malbec 2015

Mendel Malbec 2015

SKU 48401


The aromas of sweet French oak and espresso get more complex with every swirl of the glass, unveiling black plum, ripe raspberry, and violet aromas. The wine is full- bodied, dense, deep and chewy with flavors of black raspberry, plums, roasted herbs, and mint. Pairing: This beauty could be enjoyed now with a nice ribeye steak or leg of lamb since it shows incredible balance for such a concentrated wine.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Mendel
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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Wine AdvocateBottled in September 2016, the 2015 Malbec is sourced from their old vineyard in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo. 2015 was not an easy vintage, but winemaker Roberto de la Mota explained how this old, organically-farmed vineyard with natural low yields was a lot healthier than the average, and they didn't suffer much from botrytis. There are some aromas of plum skin, hints of decayed flowers and some hints of development, perhaps not fully focused. It feels ripe, with black rather than red fruit. The palate is more austere than what the nose points at, with fine tannins and a sharp finish. I think it should be better with a little more time in bottle. 80,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, December 30, 2016

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