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MALBEC 2018 Mendoza
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer EL ENEMIGO
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Bright, spicy, intense, ripe, plum-cherry nose with some sandalwood-ceda notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, fairly dense, somewhat spicy, rich, intense, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly cedary, bright finish. According to the winery, this blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc has 13.5% alcohol, only 1.8 g/L residual sugar and 6.2 g/L total acidity with lot number L-N161 and 3-22200 on the back label. It was actually aged for 15-months in 100-year-old foudre. CSPC 400150
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Argentina
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Fresh, Spicy, Black Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The 2018 Malbec has some 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend, and it has only 13.5% alcohol while retaining very good acidity. The grapes were sourced from Gualtallary and were co-fermented. It's a serious, subtle and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture from the limestone-rich soils. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 12 months in ancient oak foudres. Drink date: 2021- 2025. Score - 93 (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, March 31, 2021) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 17, 2022
Cases bought 560 (12 bottles per case)

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