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Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda

9.0188 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Bonarda
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.6

Fruity. Maybe a bit too fruity. Would love some spice to balance it out, but a pleasing and delicate wine. Just not entirely what I wanted.

Fruity. Maybe a bit too fruity. Would love some spice to balance it out, but a pleasing and delicate wine. Just not entirely what I wanted.

2 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

7.8

Basics herbs amd fruit.

Basics herbs amd fruit.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2014
Matt Sterr

Always good.

Always good.

Oct 8th, 2015
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.1

Bodacious Body, Black Plum, Mocha #Mendoza

Bodacious Body, Black Plum, Mocha #Mendoza

Jun 26th, 2015
Xander Pavlik

Fruit forward and peppery dry finish. Fantastic wine!

Fruit forward and peppery dry finish. Fantastic wine!

Dec 27th, 2014
"Odedi"

Beautiful color of dark purple with a wide purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, smoke, licorice, oak, light vanilla, parsley, tobacco, vegetables, forest floor, green pepper, celery and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, wet rocks, tobacco and vegetables.

Long finish with velvety tannins and black pepper.

This Malbec blend from Mendoza is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Very gentle and smooth.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and becomes very earthy after an hour. Probably on the way out.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

A blend of 60% Malbec and the rest Bonarda.

13.8% alcohol by volume.



$20.

Beautiful color of dark purple with a wide purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, smoke, licorice, oak, light vanilla, parsley, tobacco, vegetables, forest floor, green pepper, celery and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, wet rocks, tobacco and vegetables.

Long finish with velvety tannins and black pepper.

This Malbec blend from Mendoza is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Very gentle and smooth.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and becomes very earthy after an hour. Probably on the way out.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

A blend of 60% Malbec and the rest Bonarda.

13.8% alcohol by volume.



$20.

Jan 27th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Don't remember this being so oaky

Don't remember this being so oaky

Jul 25th, 2014
"Odedi"

Dark inky in color with a purplish rim.

Strong earthy nose of black currants, blackberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, vegetables, forest floor, smoke, bell pepper, herbs, alcohol, spices, earth, dill, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and spicy, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, mushrooms, black tea, forest floor, tobacco, herbs, spices, vegetables, animal notes and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins, pepper and tart raspberries.

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is very earthy. Showing nice complexity but lacking balance. A good food wine, but not a sipping wine. Spicy and interesting, but was probably better a year or two ago.

Needed 90 minutes to open up properly. This is not my style, but it is showing good quality.

A blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

Dark inky in color with a purplish rim.

Strong earthy nose of black currants, blackberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, vegetables, forest floor, smoke, bell pepper, herbs, alcohol, spices, earth, dill, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and spicy, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, mushrooms, black tea, forest floor, tobacco, herbs, spices, vegetables, animal notes and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins, pepper and tart raspberries.

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is very earthy. Showing nice complexity but lacking balance. A good food wine, but not a sipping wine. Spicy and interesting, but was probably better a year or two ago.

Needed 90 minutes to open up properly. This is not my style, but it is showing good quality.

A blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

Sep 10th, 2017
Brendan OConnell

Almost as fruity as my drinking companion.

Almost as fruity as my drinking companion.

Oct 17th, 2016
Jen Tietjen

Great wine! Complex and fruity without being overly sweet. Perfect for Argentine grilling!

Great wine! Complex and fruity without being overly sweet. Perfect for Argentine grilling!

Sep 22nd, 2016