Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec 2017
Blueberry compote with woody spices, such as cardamom, and a thread of inky, iodine-like notes as well as nori. The palate has a smooth build of blueberry, cassis and plenty of plush plum flavors. Drink or hold.
Richard Bonvin sources all of the impressive Malbec from old-vin parcels in Agrelo, Ugarteche and Vistalba. Partially tank fermented for freshness and balance, this has white pepper and rose petal aromas, fine tannins, sweet summer pudding fruit and a balsamic undertone.
Blackcurrant and blackberry nose with herbal and balsamic touches on the palate that add freshness and complexity. Long and juicy finish.