Lujan De Cuyo, Mendoza

Tikal

Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda 2015

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphites, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, vanilla, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, cloves, earth, dark coffee, vegetables, graphites, bell pepper, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Bonarda blend from Argentina is always enjoyable. Earthy with enough black fruits to be able to enjoy by itself. A good food wine too.

Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. This vintage does not seem to show a lot of tannins, for some reason. Maybe because there is more Bonarda than in other vintages.

Needs 2 years to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec.

13.5% alcohol by volume (feels like more).

89 points.

$25.
— 12 days ago

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Carmelo Patti

Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Our final bottle in the case of 2006 Carmelo Patti’s legendary Cabernet. Drinking to celebrate a huge savings milestone for us that we’ve been working towards for a couple years. 😃🍷

The cork completely disintegrated so had to do my best filtering job on this one.

Color: ruby center with browning edges. a beautiful faded musty looking glass of wine.

Nose: getting a lot of stewed fruits on the nose. really deep cedar / cigar box and some leather. maybe some coffee as well. a very bordeaux style nose.

Palate. Oh my god is this good. Still such vibrant fruit, black plum mixed with some mocha and dusty old leather. Really lengthy finish. A soulful glass of wine, very old world.
— 21 days ago

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Nice note.
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

thank u! cheers!

Piattelli Vineyards

Premium Luján de Cuyo Malbec 2016

Don’t remember where I got it $16? — 8 days ago

Casarena

Estate Lujan De Cuyo Red Blend 2015

Outstanding wine from Argentina. Got it from Cellar rep class. Rich was spicy finish. Medium body — 6 days ago

Mascota Vineyards

La Mascota Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

We liked this! Simple, very forward on berry-fruit. Will buy again! — 4 days ago

Trapiche

Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc 2012

Big day of wine! Grand Reserve tasting at Total followed by steak night.

Really fun earthy wine. This wine has soil driven aromas all over the nose with ripe red fruits helping balance the back end. Really nice with steak.
— 8 days ago

Arden Barnett
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Trivento

Golden Reserve Luján de Cuyo Malbec 2016

Smooth, juicy, dark cherries, strawberries — 4 days ago

Riccitelli

Republica del Malbec 2015

This remains to be one of my favourite Malbec producers from Mendoza. The colour is Magneta, almost black. The wine is composed of lush, perfectly ripe plums, cherries, cassis, black currant and blueberries. There are hints of dark chocolate. Velvety tannins elegantly dance around the cheeks until gracefully fleeting away to the back of the palate. — 2 days ago

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AgeyFixey

AgeyFixey

Sounds great. Where did you pick it up?
Michael Bleszynski

Michael Bleszynski

@AgeyFixey thanks. Originally in Mendoza, but found a bottle at the duty free Toronto airport.

Finca Adalgisa

Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2012

Not your typical Malbec.Deeper smoother deeper with some early fruit brightness with cherries etc and then some surprising chewy smooth tobacco at the end . I know that sounds unusual but to my untrained palate it’s what is true😉 — 16 days ago

El Enemigo

Mendoza Chardonnay 2016

Mike R
9.4

Don’t believe the rating - try it - it is amazing - totally shocked that Argentina produced chard wine tasted like this

@David L bringing one in June
— 4 hours ago

S Lav
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Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock

Try the catena zapata white stones Adrianna Chardonnay. It is amazing as well.