2014 Mendel Malbec, Mendoza (750ml)

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Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Review Score: 92WA, 91JS, 90V

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The 2014 Malbec is produced with grapes grown in their Mayor Drummond vineyard in Luján de Cuyo, a vineyard that was planted in 1928 with a massale selection of vines in a classical zone of Mendoza. The grapes fermented in stainless steel with selected yeasts for a total of 25 days followed by malolactic in tank and one year in barrels, one-third new, one-third second use and one-third were third use. The wine here is juicy and aromatic, very clean and with nicely integrated oak, with just a touch of roast aromas. It's fresh, with upfront fruit, perhaps less concentrated than in the past, which makes it more accessible and easy to drink. It ends very tasty. 63,000 bottles were filled in December 2015.

92 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 228 - Dec 2016)

A ripe and rich red with light jammy fruit, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable now.

91 points, James Suckling (May 2016)

Saturated bright ruby. Sexy aromas of violet, blackberry and licorice, plus oaky torrefaction notes of bitter chocolate and espresso. Floral, firmly built and nicely delineated; still a bit youthfully tight but boasts lovely energy and definition. Again, there's no easy sweetness here. This savory, firmly tannic wine has the spine for mid-term drinking.

90 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Mar 2016)