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2017 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

2017 Mendel Argentina Lunta Malbec

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91 Points John Caro
2017 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. The fruit of old vines (about 90 years) growing on original rootstocks in an elevated location are hand harvested and carefully sorted. With about half going into new oak there is savoury power and texture, while for the rest stainless steel preserves the clarity of dark red fruits. Delicious!

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$26.99 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

Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Guttierrez

"The approachable, creamy and expressive 2017 Lunta Malbec has notes of ripe berries and a touch of beeswax, pollen and honey that I find in many Mediterranean wines. This comes from the classical zone of Mendoza, and in 2017, the grapes achieved good ripeness; it's juicy and with a soft palate. Some 60% of the volume matured in barrique because the year delivered wines with more structure and winemaker Roberto de la Mota thought it needed a little bit more of élevage. A textbook example of a classical Malbec from Mendoza. 85,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2019." Drink 2019 - 2022

Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"Bright ruby-red. Somewhat inky scents and flavors of black and red fruits and licorice pastille, lifted by herbs. Slightly bound-up but there's excellent dark fruit intensity here, not to mention good density and a fine-grained texture for the price. Roberta de la Mota makes this wine from very old vines (roughly 90 years) in riverbed alluvial soils at the base of the Lunlunta foothills behind his winery in Mayor Drummond." Drink 2019 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

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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