Mendel Wines

Mendoza Malbec

8.932 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
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
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
Tom Penney

A lot of different things going on. Not a well balanced wine.

A lot of different things going on. Not a well balanced wine.

Mar 28th, 2020
Helen

Jess and I both really loved and bought at hi times.

Jess and I both really loved and bought at hi times.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Brownlee

This comes alive after you open it. Very full but yet supple. I highly recommend it for any Malbec lover.

This comes alive after you open it. Very full but yet supple. I highly recommend it for any Malbec lover.

Jan 20th, 2019
Jayna Fontenot

Nice, deep red color, but almost rusty. Great legs, 10/10. Fresh, bright fruits on the nose. Lightly, pleasantly tannic, but doesn't fill up with flavors like darker wines. Strawberry, bright cherry taste.

Nice, deep red color, but almost rusty. Great legs, 10/10. Fresh, bright fruits on the nose. Lightly, pleasantly tannic, but doesn't fill up with flavors like darker wines. Strawberry, bright cherry taste.

Dec 21st, 2018
Dakota Rennels

Moderate spice, dark fruit, and slight dark chocolate notes. Best value for Malbec I’ve seen!

Moderate spice, dark fruit, and slight dark chocolate notes. Best value for Malbec I’ve seen!

Nov 21st, 2018
Ming Liang

Probably the smoothest and most polished Malbec I’ve tasted. Concentrated with beautiful chocolate note. Superfine tannins with a peppery finish. Nice!

Probably the smoothest and most polished Malbec I’ve tasted. Concentrated with beautiful chocolate note. Superfine tannins with a peppery finish. Nice!

Oct 14th, 2018
Matt Shirley

Really light for a Malbec, but exactly what we were looking. Nice to have around, but not for special occasions.

Really light for a Malbec, but exactly what we were looking. Nice to have around, but not for special occasions.

Oct 7th, 2018
Gabriel Merete

Great Malbec experience. level of sweetness matches well the smoky and raw flavors. Tones of ripened orange peel, leather, wood, cider... Gradually gets better when decanted.

Great Malbec experience. level of sweetness matches well the smoky and raw flavors. Tones of ripened orange peel, leather, wood, cider... Gradually gets better when decanted.

Oct 2nd, 2018