MENDEL MALBEC 18
A super-quality Malbec, from 85 year old vines on original root stocks.
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.
91/100 Vinous, Joaquín Hidalgo
"A Malbec from old vines in Mayor Drummond, Luján de Cuyo, that spent 12 months aging in one-third new and two-thirds used oak. Bright purple in the glass. The nose features candied plum and jam and hints of pepper and allspice, as well as tomato preserve, vanilla and herbs. Concentrated, substantial and well-balanced,enhanced by the active tannins, which also deepen the profile. Well made in a ripe style." Drink 2020 - 2028
93/100 Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schackner (2017 vintage)
"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