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PIZZELLA FAMILY MALBEC 2018 Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LA POSTA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very intense deep purple colour. Very attractive, juicy, intense, ripe black cherry purée nose with lots of spicy, cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, spicy, tangy, intense, ripe, plummy-black-cherry flavours with a lingering, rather cedary, high acid finish. This single vineyard 100% Malbec is aged for 12 months - 20% in new French oak barrels, 60% in 2nd and 3rd use French and American oak and 20% in stainless steel. The 2018 is the best to date - an easy-drinking, well-balanced, juicy, crowd-pleaser that has 13.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L20050 on the back label. Even better than the recommended best buy 2017 (**/**+) that was released on November 23, 2019 at $15.95. It’s BBQ time - delicious value! CSPC 166298
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Argentina
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry, Bright, Juicy, Ripe, Black Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Nice bitter-chocolate and smoky notes, as well as lots of forest berries, make this generous and well structured malbec a rather complex wine. But the supple tannins are already so well integrated that you can enjoy it right away. Drink or hold. Score - 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, March 27, 2019) Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 27, 2020
Cases bought 909 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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