From La Mascota, one of our favourite producers, this 2017 Malbec boasts an intense purple hue colour with ruby hues. It has aromas of blackberry, blueberry and vanilla, alongside well-balanced hints of smoke from oak ageing. On the palate, it is slightly sweet with black fruits, medium-to-full-bodied and with dry tannins, before a long and bold finish completes the experience.
3 Point Summary
A medium-full-bodied wine with aromas and flavours of black fruits with a long finish
Did you know..?
This wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
91/100 - James Suckling 2018
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MALBEC - Malbec is a black-skinned grape native to Cahors in south-western France but it has seen phenomenal success in the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina. This has ensured it has shot to international fame. Always intensely coloured, French Malbec tends to be more meaty, rustic and tannic, while examples from Argentina seem to be rich, ripe and juicy.
"Lovely aromas of stone and dark fruits. Medium to full body with blackberry, spice, and walnut character. Pretty finish. Energetic."
James Suckling, 2016
MENDOZA is located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains and is the largest wine region in Argentina. Responsible for roughly 70% of the country's annual wine production, the French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentration and intensity. The first vines were planted by Jesuit priests in the mid-16th Century, borrowing techniques from the Incas and Huarpes. Today the regions of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and the Uco Valley are home to some of the biggest names in Argentinian wine.