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Mendel Lunta Malbec 2012

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Mendel Lunta Malbec 2012

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Lunta Malbec comes from the southernmost parcel of the Mendel estate vineyard which lies in Lunlunta, a small district within Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo department as you approach the Mendoza River. These vines produce a fruitier, more medium-bodied wine as compared to the Well-structured Mendel Malbec, and it can be enjoyed at a younger age. Intense fruity aromas of raspberry, plum, blackberry and cassis immediately greet you upon first sniff. These explosive fruit notes continue on the palate of this light-bodied, easy to drink Malbec. Soft tannins give way to a long finish making this wine enjoyable on its own or paired with pork tenderloin or lamb.
Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Mendel
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Lunta Malbec is a blend from old Malbec vineyards in Mayor Drummond in Lujan de Cuyo and La Consulta (Altamira and La Beatriz) at the Uco Valley. Fifty percent to sixty percent of the wine aged for one year in used French oak barrels that give a smoky character to the wine. The rest matured in stainless steel. It is a fresh and fruity varietal Malbec with blueberries and violet notes, a lactic hint, licorice and some sweet vanilla aromas. Pleasant and easy to drink, with polished sweet tannins and integrated acidity, it is a very good entry-level Malbec. Drink now-2018.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2014
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Wine SpectatorThis has a floral aroma, delivering dense, ripe plum and red berry flavors and plenty of mocha notes. Offers an inky finish, with peppery accents. Drink now. 2,200 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, 2014