Mendoza, Cuyo

El Enemigo

Gran Enemigo El Cepillo Cabernet Franc 2015

Wow! On the nose, dark plums and black cherries, fresh dark liquorice.
On the palate. A first phase of dark plums, black cherries and black berries. Fairly quickly the dark fruit notes are cut through with black liquorice, secondary ripple effects of vegetation and hints of fresh mint. The final third engulfs the medley of flavours laced with fine leather. Medium tannin percolates around, staying for a final bow. Decanted 1hr and 45 min. Served with filet mignon with melted blue cheese, roasted vegetable medley sprinkled with goat’ cheese (sweet potatoes, beets, carrots), asparagus and green pea basil/mint puree (all prepared at home).
— 7 days ago

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Henry Gran Guarda No 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Bottle number 1644 of 6000 back in 2005. Major Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend, along with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Double decanted and aerated for two hours. Deep garnet/ruby color with a clear rim.

At un-corking the nose is full of game blood; as the wine opens up; it evolves to scents of wood, blackberries, over ripe plum, sweet tobacco, and slight hints of dry spices.

After a couple of hours the mouthfeel is extremely balanced with iron, vanilla, jammy dark fruit, and dry mushroom. It is round and complex with dialed down alcohol, low but fresh acidity, supple tannings, and an enduring finish.

All in, this is a beautifully aged great old wine. I love it!
— 18 days ago

Daniel P., Vanessa and 12 others liked this

Ver Sacrum

Doña Mencia De Los Andes

This is just different. Mencia planted in 2011 in Argentina. Not like the Spanish version exactly, but not too distant. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, and blueberry with a distinct violet note. Juicy, mineral, and balanced in the mouth, with lower tannins and sturdy acid made it a great match for burgers for a pre-Mother’s Day cookout. Delicious and unique. — 2 days ago

Bob, Severn and 7 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Interesting. I didn’t realise Mencia had been planted in Argentinia.

Wagner Family of Wines

Voyage 9 Red Schooner Malbec

Fruit forward Malbec. Earthy with some plumb and red fruit. Not much going on mid palate but finish was earthy, with a little spice and tobacco. — 4 days ago

Jason, Shay and 3 others liked this

Mascota Vineyards

La Mascota Mendoza Malbec 2018

Another great value for around 15 bucks. For Jennie’s CSW wine class. Dark fruit easy sipper. — 5 days ago

Eric, Jonathan and 13 others liked this


Cara Sucia Vino de Rivadavia Edicion Especial Sangiovese 2019

Pale ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of cranberry cocktail, red currant, red cherry, red plum, blackberry, rose hips, thyme, rosemary; dry, high acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very bright and fresh, beautiful perfume — 22 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Jose Zuccardi

Valle de Uco Malbec 2015

Named after Pepe (José) Zuccardi, who runs winery alongside his son Sebastián, 10% Cab Sauv added, deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, baking spice and dried floral notes. On the palate flavors of blueberry and blackberry with licorice, herb pepper and oak. Fine grainy drying tannins, lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit and mineral spice. Nice! — 5 days ago

Agnes, Eric and 7 others liked this


Quimera Mendoza Malbec Blend 2017

A blend of 50% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 22% Cab Sauv & 6% Cab Franc, aged in French oak 50/50 new & 1 year old, combining fruit from Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, earthy and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and tart cherry flavors, with licorice, citrus and herb spice. Fine tannins, well balanced long finish ending with tart fruit and an earthy mineral character. Nice! — 16 days ago

Juan, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this


Finca Altamira Mendoza Malbec 2000


Freakin unreal: absolutely no sign of age, effusive out of the chute w/huge blackberry & boysenberry drenched in minerals & spice cake, sweet asphalt, and rose petals. Unreal concentration & elegance. Better than it’s ever showed - cross between Barolo & Cornas. Voluptuous - sturdy tannins and lingering finish. — 16 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 7 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Yeah... These are very special wines, who would have thought they'd be so amazing at +20Y!?

Manos Andinas

Reserva Mendoza Malbec

Best of class in blinded wine tasting! 2019. Deep purple color. Thick and coating viscosity. Aromas include black cherry, blackberry, purple plum, vanilla. Flavors include black cherry, slight oakiness, and black plum. This is a very smooth tasty wine! — 2 days ago