Mendel Winery embodies the partnership of one of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers, Roberto de la Mota, with an established Argentine family. Together they are dedicated to producing wines of unquestionable superior quality expressing the quality and character of their very old Malbec and Cabernet vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. They choose the best lots from their vineyards, and pay rigorous attention to every detail of the artisan winemaking process: from selecting parcels and picking grapes to fermentation in small tanks and aging wines in the finest French oak. Ancient vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship are blended to create Mendel's remarkable wines.
A glass-coating bright purple colour. High complexity and intensity on the nose. It is the expression of a Malbec from Altamira, characterized by notes like exotic spices, sandalwood, violets and lavender, fresh and ripe fruits – such as black cherries, plums and blueberries. After the fruits appear spices and notes from the oak such as vanilla, chocolate, caramel and blond tobacco. Also some black liquorice notes appear at the end giving more complexity to the whole.
Try this wonderful wine with 7 hour braised leg of lamb if you can wait that long to crack it open!
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 2019: 95/100 points.