2009 Mapema Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1087798 91 points Wine Spectator

 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.  (2/ 2012)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Fragrant black cherry and black raspberry, oak in background, touch of balsamic, lots of fruit.  (10/ 2010)

K&L Notes

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)

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/7/2012  | Send Email
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.

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- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.