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2015 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

2015 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

90 Points John Caro
2015 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec
90 Points John Caro

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A high-quality, classic Malbec from Argentina. Rich, ripe fruit is given a fine and structured expression, giving satisfaction in a serious and a food-friendly style. Elevated old vines (60-85 years) on original rootstocks are hand harvested and carefully sorted. With 50% going into new oak there is savoury power and texture, while the rest kept in stainless steel preserves dark fruit clarity. This classy yet punchy wine is highly over-invested, and proper value at $20 something.

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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

Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2014 vintage)

"Bright, dark red. Dark fruit aromas of blackberry and cassis lifted by a floral quality. Juicy, bright and energetic, conveying good saline complexity and medicinal reserve to the fine-grained dark berry flavors. No easy sweetness here. Finishes with nicely refined tannins and good length. (Aged for 12 months in 50% French oak and 50% stainless steel; Roberto de la Mota took over this wine from his former assistant winemaker Santiago Mayorga after Mayorga left to work at Nieto Senetiner)."

Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2014 vintage)

"sourced from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo at some 980 meters altitude and another one in Paraje Altamira in the Valle de Uco. It fermented in stainless steel tanks, and half of the volume was put in second and third use French oak barrels for one year. The aim here is to produce a fresher and lighter wine, easier to drink, harvesting a little earlier and also adding some grapes from cooler places in the Valle de Uco with a short maceration. The result is a fruit-driven red with some floral hints and no trace of oak, which was also used to let the wine breathe rather than lend aromas to the wine. The palate is refreshing, with ripe fruit flavors and a spicy touch but no oak flavors. Ready to be enjoyed with light foods. 70,000 bottles produced."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with LAMB
with PORK

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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