2013 Luca Malbec Uco Valley
Beautiful aromas of blackberry, black licorice and spice follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a blueberry, dark chocolate and light nut aftertaste. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Malbec comes from two old vineyards in La Consulta (Rosas and Paganoto) and some 30% from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. It has a nose of smoke and peat intermixed with violets, plums and dark cherries. The palate has a fine texture shaped by sweet, round tannins and good freshness. This is a very tasty Malbec. (LG)
Cassis, black cherry and oak notes of bitter chocolate and cola on the nose. Densely packed and sweet, with black fruit flavors carrying a full load of oak. No shortage of acidity here but the wine's chocolatey oak and wood tannins stand out today. (ST)
Vibrant and filled with juicy and concentrated flavors of red currant, blackberry and plum. Delivers loads of fresh acidity, presenting a zesty finish that offers spice and smoke hints.
Laura Catena, proprietor of Luca Winery, is a fourth-generation vintner, who also happens to be a Harvard- and Stanford-educated emergency medicine physician. Following the birth of her first child, Luca, she felt compelled to create a legacy of small-production Argentine wines. This Malbec is from fruit grown in the Uco Valley, and is, in typical Luca style, a big, broad-shouldered, structured powerhouse of a wine. The 2012 vintage of Luca was one of our best-selling Malbecs last year, buoyed by a #19 rating on the Wine Spectator Top 100.