Mendel Wines

Mendoza Malbec

9.0310 ratings
9.034 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Renato Hoyle

Very well balanced

Very well balanced

Feb 21st, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.1

Too extracted and off balance. #mendel #malbec #mendoza #ctbucklinwine

Too extracted and off balance. #mendel #malbec #mendoza #ctbucklinwine

Jan 11th, 2018
Alyse Thomas

Such a great pairing with our Paella 🤤😋

Such a great pairing with our Paella 🤤😋

Dec 1st, 2017
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.6

Another hit. Always more fun when you taste the winemaker Luis Perocco.

Another hit. Always more fun when you taste the winemaker Luis Perocco.

3 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2014
Robert Krupp

Paired well with epic toddler meltdowns, lamb burgers, duck fat potatoes, thunderstorms, and a hint of regret

Paired well with epic toddler meltdowns, lamb burgers, duck fat potatoes, thunderstorms, and a hint of regret

2 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2016
Zhiran Wang

Pretty delicious malbec with high alc stewed black fruit and surprisingly silky tannins

Pretty delicious malbec with high alc stewed black fruit and surprisingly silky tannins

2 people found it helpfulJun 11th, 2014
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9.1

A Malbec from old vines in Mayor Drummond, Luján de Cuyo, that spent 12 months aging in one-third new and two-thirds used oak. Bright purple in the glass. The nose features candied plum and jam and hints of pepper and allspice, as well as tomato preserve, vanilla and herbs. Concentrated, substantial and well-balanced, with a light, slightly rustic feel enhanced by the active tannins, which also deepen the profile. Well made in a ripe style. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, October 2020)

A Malbec from old vines in Mayor Drummond, Luján de Cuyo, that spent 12 months aging in one-third new and two-thirds used oak. Bright purple in the glass. The nose features candied plum and jam and hints of pepper and allspice, as well as tomato preserve, vanilla and herbs. Concentrated, substantial and well-balanced, with a light, slightly rustic feel enhanced by the active tannins, which also deepen the profile. Well made in a ripe style. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, October 2020)

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose, beautifully, ripe and floral fruits of; blackberries, blueberries black raspberries, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, loamy soils, dry clay, dark rich warm soils, soft baking spices and very fresh florals.

On the palate, the body is full. The tannins soft and dusty. It was really nice from when it first splash the palate. Nice warm medium spice. The fruits are lightly ruby, ripe and fresh. Blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, black plum. Dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, great baking spices, loamy clay, stones, clay, crushed rocks, beautiful round acidity and a rich, round, elegant and well balanced finish.

Photos of; their Estate Malbec vines, signage on the year the Estate vineyard was planted and Malbec grapes just put in a open top fermenter.

On the nose, beautifully, ripe and floral fruits of; blackberries, blueberries black raspberries, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, loamy soils, dry clay, dark rich warm soils, soft baking spices and very fresh florals.

On the palate, the body is full. The tannins soft and dusty. It was really nice from when it first splash the palate. Nice warm medium spice. The fruits are lightly ruby, ripe and fresh. Blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, black plum. Dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, great baking spices, loamy clay, stones, clay, crushed rocks, beautiful round acidity and a rich, round, elegant and well balanced finish.

Photos of; their Estate Malbec vines, signage on the year the Estate vineyard was planted and Malbec grapes just put in a open top fermenter.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2018
Matej Dolenc

Probably the best $20 9 year old wine you could have. Tastes like $100 Bordeaux

Probably the best $20 9 year old wine you could have. Tastes like $100 Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2017
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.8

Brought this one back from Mendoza. Didn't disappoint.

Brought this one back from Mendoza. Didn't disappoint.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2013