- Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2013 Product #30314 (In Stock)
"This wine has balance and finesse with blueberry, blackberry and some walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling 93 points
"The 2013 Malbec is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo at some 980 meters altitude and another one in Perdriel. After hand-sorting the grapes, the wine macerated in 50- and 80-hectoliter tanks for three weeks. It matured in a combination of new, second- and third-use French oak barrels for 12-14 months. It has a lactic nose intermixed with aromas of flowers and fresh fruit. 2013 was a cooler year and the fruit had more malic acid, which might be the explanation for the lactic character I found here. It's also more floral and shows less aromas of plums so often found in warmer vintages. The medium-bodied palate shows good balance and is juicy with sweet tannins that make it very accessible. You feel the hand of a winemaker in this textbook Malbec. It should go an extra mile in bottle with the freshness of the year. 60,000 bottles produced."Wine Advocate 92 points
- Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2014 Product #31610 (In Stock)
Less plush than in some years, but still deeply ripe and loaded with flavor. For big grilled meat!
"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." Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points
"A ripe and rich red with light jammy fruit, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable now." James Suckling 91 points