Mendel Malbec 2020 / 750 ml.

Item#: 60149

JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
A perfumed red with notes of fresh wild berries, just-picked violets, sweet spices and cocoa-dusted walnuts. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of plush, polished tannins and a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Velvety and seamless with delicious blue-fruit and blue-flower character. Drink or hold.
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2023
The 2020 Malbec is a blend of grapes from Drummond and Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. The vines date back to 1926. Aged for 12 months in one-third new barrels. Purple in the glass. The nose offers intense aromas of violet, fresh plum, gentle woody notes and hints of spice. Plush, broad and agile with refined, polished tannins. The texture is a combination of silk and velvet. Well-made, given the year. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
The estate 2020 Malbec was produced with grapes from their property in Mayor Drummond (Finca Mendel) that was planted in 1928. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, one-third each new, second and third use, for 12 months. It has 14.5% alcohol and a soft and round palate with integrated acidity. De la Mota thinks this 2020 is very representative of the zone of Luján even if they harvest it a little earlier, and it has a little more fresh fruit, using the oak to keep that character, a balance between ripe and fresh fruit that is very interesting. It is juicy and primary with very fine tannins. A wine that overdelivers for the price. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2023
The grapes for this red are sourced from a vineyard planted in 1928 in Luján de Cuyo. It exhibits a dense and fruit-forward bouquet. The palate offers ripe plum, blueberry and rosemary, all intertwined. Moderate acidity and supple tannins provide support. It finishes with subtle coffee notes. (Jesica Vargas)

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JS93 93 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Tuesday, May 3, 2022)

A perfumed red with notes of fresh wild berries, just-picked violets, sweet spices and cocoa-dusted walnuts. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of plush, polished tannins and a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Velvety and seamless with delicious blue-fruit and blue-flower character. Drink or hold.

VN93 93 pts. / Vinous (Jan 2023)

The 2020 Malbec is a blend of grapes from Drummond and Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. The vines date back to 1926. Aged for 12 months in one-third new barrels. Purple in the glass. The nose offers intense aromas of violet, fresh plum, gentle woody notes and hints of spice. Plush, broad and agile with refined, polished tannins. The texture is a combination of silk and velvet. Well-made, given the year. (Joaquín Hidalgo)

RP92 92 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (30th Nov 2022)

The estate 2020 Malbec was produced with grapes from their property in Mayor Drummond (Finca Mendel) that was planted in 1928. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, one-third each new, second and third use, for 12 months. It has 14.5% alcohol and a soft and round palate with integrated acidity. De la Mota thinks this 2020 is very representative of the zone of Luján even if they harvest it a little earlier, and it has a little more fresh fruit, using the oak to keep that character, a balance between ripe and fresh fruit that is very interesting. It is juicy and primary with very fine tannins. A wine that overdelivers for the price. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)

WE90 90 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (4/1/2023)

The grapes for this red are sourced from a vineyard planted in 1928 in Luján de Cuyo. It exhibits a dense and fruit-forward bouquet. The palate offers ripe plum, blueberry and rosemary, all intertwined. Moderate acidity and supple tannins provide support. It finishes with subtle coffee notes. (Jesica Vargas)

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Argentina took the wine world spotlight in the late 20th century with its plush, smooth Malbec. While the popular red grape still reigns supreme, Argentine wineries are increasingly putting forth excellent examples of multiple varietals, all at the extraordinary bargains that make this region so accessible.

Now the fifth largest wine-producing nation in the world, Argentina enjoys high-altitude and low-humidity vineyard sites, comparatively unencumbered by insects and disease. Argentina’s unique terroir has captured the interest of such internationally celebrated winemakers as Paul Hobbs and Michel Rolland, both of whom have projects in the country.

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SKU 60149
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Mendel Malbec
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Product Location - Location-Appellation Mendoza
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Brand Mendel
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2020
Bin Location 0
Can it be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Malbec
Primary Grape Malbec
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
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Lunta Malbec 2020 / 750 ml.

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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
A fragrant nose of dark cherries, redcurrants, plums and sweet spices. Medium body with ripe tannins. It’s fruity, creamy and juicy with a round, ripe finish. Drink or hold.
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JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Smoky raspberries and blueberries with dried licorice, tar and some sweet spices and praline. A medium-bodied red, but quite compact and tight, filled with silky, frosted tannins that knit with the fruit. A nimble malbec with berry fruit at the end. Vegan. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
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VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022
The 2020 Malbec Mariflor from the Uco Valley was 20% aged in new barrels for 12 months. Garnet red with a purple sheen. The layered nose offers ripe plum and hints of blackberry with touches of oak, violet and country herbs. Juicy with refined, slightly grippy tannins, it has a lively freshness and impactful palate before the fruity finish. An attractive, original approach to the year. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
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VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022
The 2020 Malbec Chakana Estate Selection (from Paraje Altamira & Gualtallary, Uco Valley) was a third aged in used barrels and a third in foudres. A mild purple hue. The nose presents gentle notes of fresh plum, violets and hints of thyme over a pleasant bed of oak. Indulgent with slightly reactive tannins, the flow is juicy and fairly compact. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
2020 was a warm and dry year with ripe grapes, but they managed to keep the 2020 Estate Selection Malbec quite balanced and fresh. It has a fruit-driven profile with clean fruit and some fine tannins. This matured in neutral and larger oak containers for 12 months. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022. (Luis Gutiérrez)
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2022
Pulls together a nice mix of bramble berry, pomegranate molasses and spice, with subtle tobacco and loam notes underneath and hints of chocolate on the finish. Drink now. 14,450 cases made, 5,000 cases imported. (Aaron Romano)
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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, May 1, 2022
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