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2016 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

2016 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

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91 Points John Caro
2016 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec
91 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.

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

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

16/20 JancisRobinson.com (2015 vintage)

"Deep inky crimson with purple rim. Pure bright and dark red and bramble fruit. Juicy and full of pure fruit with lively freshness and lovely harmony, already soft on the tannins. Label created for the UK's House of Townend. Elderberry sour freshness on the finish. Pure and dark and a fine dark savoury finish. For this wine they selected the fruit from their vineyards that produces softer wines. 50-60% aged in old oak. (JH)."

90/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2015 vintage)

"Bright red-ruby. Blackberry and violet scents are accented by stony minerality. A sweet, pliant fruit bomb on the palate; surprisingly fleshy and broad but with lovely inner-mouth floral lift. An element of smoky minerality contributes complexity to the berry and plum fruit. Finishes with seamless tannins and excellent length. Quite substantial for this entry-level wine. (14.5% alcohol; from very old vines on stony soil close to the river; 50% done in tank)."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.40%

  • Maturity

    2018- 2025

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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