Mendel Malbec 2016

Mendel Malbec 2016

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. 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
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Mendel
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateCropped from a typical El Niño vintage that was cooler and with a late harvest, the 2016 Malbec comes from their old vineyard Finca Drummond in Luján de Cuyo, which was planted ungrafted 88 years ago at 980 meters in altitude. It had a classical vinification in stainless steel followed by 12 months in French oak barrels, divided equally between new, second use and third use. There is some more freshness here compared with the 2015, and it's clean, precise and somewhat serious, quite surprising for this price level. It has some floral notes, a very balanced palate and very fine tannins. It has the profile of a wine that should develop slowly and nicely in bottle. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastRipe berry aromas suggest raisin and marzipan. Following those aromas, this feels jammy and soft, with barely any edge. Cassis and berry flavors finish with notes of cola, spice and raisin.

Michael Schachner, September 1, 2018
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorDark currant, cream and plum tart flavors dominate this fruity red. Chocolate and spice notes emerge on the finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, December 15, 2018

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