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2017 Mendel Argentina Malbec

2017 Mendel Argentina Malbec

92 Points Stephen Tanzer
2017 Mendel Argentina Malbec
92 Points Stephen Tanzer

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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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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 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

92/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"Bright saturated ruby. Deep, ripe aromas of blackberry, tropical dark chocolate and licorice, plus a subtle note of spicy oak (one-third new French for 12 months). Rich, sappy, mouthfilling Malbec with a chocolatey ripeness but also harmonious framing acidity to its dark fruit flavors. Boasts an obvious old-vines creaminess and depth (the vines are 91 years of age) and opens out horizontally on the back end, finishing with refined tannins and rising floral length. A distinctly European style of Malbec without any heaviness." Drink 2020 – 2027

93/100 Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schackner

"Great midtier value is found in this full-force Malbec from a powerful vintage. A blueberry pie aroma is ripe to the max, alongside a whiff of graphite. The fully extracted palate bursts with cassis and berry flavors, while the more this breathes, the less heavy it seems." Drink 2019 - 2028

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez

"The dry and clean 2017 Malbec is more structured and concentrated than the 2016, with notes of black fruit, but it keeps the freshness. It's approachable, and the oak is nicely integrated, always in used barrels and now in larger-volume ones to minimize the impact of the wood in the wine. It's a step up from the Lunta in concentration, volume and depth, but it follows the same classical, balanced and approachable profile. It comes from different plots of the same vineyard, and the wines behave differently. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2019." Drink 2019 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.10%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2028

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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