2009 Mapema Malbec Mendoza
A superflashy style, boasting lots of melted licorice, fruitcake, fig paste and black currant preserve flavors, which all stay pure and focused on the creamy, lengthy finish. A hedonist's delight. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fragrant black cherry and black raspberry, oak in background, touch of balsamic, lots of fruit.
Head winemaker Mariano di Paola is well known inside Argentine winemaking circles for his experience and wine making know-how. Very old Malbec vines (83 years old to be exact) from up high in the San Carlos sub-zone of the Valle de Uco contribute their fruit to this blend, and it shows in the intense plum and blueberry flavors. They show the intensity, purity and freshness which are the hallmark of Malbec from this region. (Joe Manekin, K&L South American wine buyer)