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2015 Mendel Argentina Malbec

2015 Mendel Argentina Malbec

92 Points John Caro
2015 Mendel Argentina Malbec
92 Points John Caro

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A super-quality Malbec, from 85 year old vines on original root stocks. (As if that's not enough they took very low yields as well). A classic estate wine from one of the continent's best, this is literally the essence of what only South America offers – down to the phenomenally low price. Intense red and black fruit flavours are rich but juicy (not jammy) with medium body, vibrant acidity and aromatics that capture the sheer quality of Argentina's incredible dry, sunny, elevated terroir.

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Overview

Grape

Malbec

Its Origins

Mendel Winery embodies the union of Roberto de la Mota - one of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers - with an established Argentine family. Together they are dedicated to producing wines of unquestionable superior quality expressing the quality and character of their very old Malbec vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez

"Bottled 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. 80,000 bottles produced." Drink 2016 – 2020

90/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2014 vintage)

"Saturated bright ruby. Sexy aromas of violet, blackberry and licorice, plus oaky torrefaction notes of bitter chocolate and espresso. Floral, firmly built and nicely delineated; still a bit youthfully tight but boasts lovely energy and definition. Again, there's no easy sweetness here. This savory, firmly tannic wine has the spine for mid-term drinking." Drink 2017 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2016 – 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with DUCK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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