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MALBEC 2019 Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PASARIS
I was excited to see how this new release at only $16.95 would perform given James Suckling’s 92-point score from two years ago. I discovered that it was good value and well made. In fact, his tasting note is mostly fine (except that it wasn’t “very rich”). However, this commercial, ready-to-drink, quaffable crowd-pleaser really doesn’t deserve anything above 89-points. This leaves room for all those other serious Malbecs truly deserving 90-points and more. Extremely deep intense purple colour with a fresh, slightly spicy, intense, youthful, not-overly complex, unoaked, ripe, plummy nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, bright, juicy, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, very crisp finish. Has 14% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L1-21305 on the front label - suggesting that it was bottled from stainless steel storage tanks on November 1, 2021 almost 17 months after James Suckling’s quoted review. CSPC 21986
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Argentina
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Bright, Ripe, Fruit-Driven
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This has a very fresh and vibrant feel with a sappy element. Very rich and ripe with attractive plums and berries. So moreish and drinkable with a bold, punchy, dark-plum and cocoa finish. Drink or hold [through 2023+]. Score - 92 (jamessuckling.com, April 2, 2020) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 5, 2022
Cases bought 2100 (6 bottles per case)

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

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