Producer: Mendel Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3.73 out of 5 stars
Bought a case and eagerly awaited my WA shipment. In the meantime travelled to Philly and visited a wine bar with Lunta on the menu at $80 a bottle!!!! Couldn't bring myself to pay that knowing that I had a case coming home to me at just a fraction of the price. First bottle of the case cracked today and all I can say is OMG! What a fantastic malbec! Not just malbec but red in general. I can't remember the last time I fell in love with a wine at first sip, but this did it for me. TY Wineaccess!
Big Solid Malbec
Muscular yet approachable style with good complexity and layers of sweet fruit and modest oak. More oak than I generally like, but balanced and not overdone.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina. Read More »
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