2013 Mendel Malbec
Wine Category: Malbec
Grape blend: 100% Malbec
State or country: Argentina
Cases produced: 5,500
KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: March 16, 2016
Wine Review: This opaque and midnight violet colored Malbec from Mendoza opens with a funky black raspberry bouquet with hints of fresh shaved oak and latex. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused black plum with notes of oak and oolong tea. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely extended. The panel suggested pairing this very nice Malbec with Chinese pork ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Incredible dark red/purple color. The aromas of sweet French oak and espresso get more complex with every swirl of the glass, unveiling black plum, ripe raspberry, and violet aromas. The wine is full-bodied, dense, deep and chewy with flavors of black raspberry, plums, roasted herb, and mint. This beauty could be enjoyed now with a nice rib eye steak or leg of lamb since it shows incredible balance for such a concentrated wine.
Organic status: not organic
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