This Mendoza wine is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The result: Though now four years old, it still feels young. A light, reserved nose gives way to a lot of grip on the palate, an almost chalky, dusty wine. There is a solid fruit core here, but it’s tight and not giving up soon. Blueberry and blackberry are wrapped by several layers of gritty tannin. For best results, open early and swirl well, or give this another five years in bottle before cracking it open.
BTW, for those on the hunt, the final label looks somewhat different (does not read “de Uco”) than is shown below.
B / $34 / diamandes.com
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