2016 Mendel Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza (12 x Bottle)

Argentina Mendoza

Deep purple coloured, the nose is fresh and intense, with cherry, plum, hints of liquorice and smoke. The palate is quite full, with flavours of black cherry, violets and vanilla toast. The wine has a fresh finish, with full, rounded tannins.

2016 Mendel Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza (12 x Bottle)

Deep purple coloured, the nose is fresh and intense, with cherry, plum, hints of liquorice and smoke. The palate is quite full, with flavours of black cherry, violets and vanilla toast. The wine has a fresh finish, with full, rounded tannins.

Argentina Mendoza
Producer Mendel
Region Mendoza
Country Argentina
Grape Variety Malbec
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
ABV 14.50%
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Vinous

(aged for a year in one-third new, one-third once-used and one-third twice-used Taransaud barrels): Bright ruby. Tight aromas of blackberry and game, with notes of violet, bitter chocolate and black cherry emerging with air. Nicely delineated but a bit lean and clenched compared to its 2015 predecessor, offering a juicy quality to its blackberry and licorice flavors. Compared to the richer 2015, the 16 s tannins are a bit less fleshy and coated and the finish not quite as long. Roberto de la Mota noted that the crop was actually smaller in 2016 (about 2.5 tons per acre, vs. a normal 5) but that the wine is less concentrated than the 15 and likely to evolve faster.

89 Points / Drinking 2019 - 2023

By Stephen Tanzer / July 2018

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Cropped from a typical El Niño vintage that was cooler and with a late harvest, the 2016 Malbec comes from their old vineyard Finca Drummond in Luján de Cuyo, which was planted ungrafted 88 years ago at 980 meters in altitude. It had a classical vinification in stainless steel followed by 12 months in French oak barrels, divided equally between new, second use and third use. There is some more freshness here compared with the 2015, and it’s clean, precise and somewhat serious, quite surprising for this price level. It has some floral notes, a very balanced palate and very fine tannins. It has the profile of a wine that should develop slowly and nicely in bottle. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.

91 Points / Drinking 2018 - 2026

By Luis Gutiérrez / June 2018