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LLAMA OLD VINE MALBEC 2019 Estate bottled, LujŠn de Cuyo, Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO
New in Vintages. It was a happy day for Ontario Malbec lovers when the folks at BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO received a LCBO order for 559 cases of this terrific 2019. It has an extremely deep intense dark purple colour and a very complex, woodsy nose loaded with ripe Damson plums and cassis under a blanket of warm, earthy, Llama-inspired aromatics. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, dense, rich, plum-balck-cherr-cassis flavours with a lingering, grippy, bright, tar-tinged, cedary finish. Great mouthfeel and perfect with smoky bbq ribs. Aged for six months in French oak and has 14.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L21259 on the back label. This batch was bottled on September 16, 2021, well after James Sucklingís 92-point score (on April 2, 2020) appearing in the Vintages Catalogue. It seems that he just about got it right. CSPC 21993
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Lex Win
Country Argentina
Region
Rating ***(90 points)
Dense, Ripe, Complex, Rich
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This young malbec shows tannin tension that gives it form. It's medium-bodied with blackberry and brambleberry flavors and hints of hazelnuts. Some tar. Fresh finish. Enjoy the creamy texture. Drink now. Score - 92 (jamessuckling.com, April 2, 2020) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 19, 2022
Cases bought 559 (12 bottles per case)

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

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