Mendel Malbec 2020


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Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
93 points


Intense, bright red, violet at the rim. The nose is complex, elegant and very intense. The wine shows a perfect combination of fresh red fruit such as black cherries, raspberries and blackberries. Spice touches and licorice hints contribute complexity. The ageing in French oak masterfully integrates subtle vanilla and caramel nuances. Pleasant attack. The aromas on the palate are harmonious and persistent. It is a balanced, refreshing and very easy-to-drink wine which boasts a lingering finish.


93 points

A perfumed red with notes of fresh wild berries, just-picked violets, sweet spices and cocoa-dusted walnuts. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of plush, polished tannins and a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Velvety and seamless with delicious blue-fruit and blue-flower character.

93 points

The 2020 Malbec is a blend of grapes from Drummond and Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. The vines date back to 1926. Aged for 12 months in one-third new barrels. Purple in the glass. The nose offers intense aromas of violet, fresh plum, gentle woody notes and hints of spice. Plush, broad and agile with refined, polished tannins. The texture is a combination of silk and velvet. Well-made, given the year.

93 points
Wine Enthusiast

Hailing from vineyards planted in 1947 in Altamira in Uco Valley, this red offers delicious aromas of prune and chocolate with light notes of black olive. The palate is fruit-focused and has depth, delivering layers of cherry, prune and hints of chocolate and vanilla. Vigorous acidity and chalky tannins hold it all together and lead to a pleasant finish showing oak spice.

92 points

The estate 2020 Malbec was produced with grapes from their property in Mayor Drummond (Finca Mendel) that was planted in 1928. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, one-third each new, second and third use, for 12 months. It has 14.5% alcohol and a soft and round palate with integrated acidity. De la Mota thinks this 2020 is very representative of the zone of Lujan even if they harvest it a little earlier, and it has a little more fresh fruit, using the oak to keep that character, a balance between ripe and fresh fruit that is very interesting. It is juicy and primary with very fine tannins. A wine that overdelivers for the price. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. Best After 2022.


Serving Temp.
12-18 °C
Food pairing
Mendel wines, known for their richness and complexity, pair exceptionally well with grilled meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses, allowing their robust character to shine alongside flavorful, savory dishes.

Tasting Profile

The wine exhibits an intense, bright red hue with violet highlights at the rim, and its aromatic profile is complex, elegant, and extraordinarily intense. The nose presents a harmonious fusion of aromas, where fresh red fruit notes of black cherries, raspberries, and blackberries take center stage. Delicate touches of spice and subtle hints of licorice contribute to the wine's aromatic complexity. The influence of French oak aging is masterfully evident, introducing nuances of subtle vanilla and caramel, which enhance the olfactory experience.
Upon the first sip, the wine offers a delightful and pleasant attack on the palate. The aromas that unfold on the palate are marked by their harmonious and persistent nature. The wine strikes a beautiful balance, delivering a refreshing and effortlessly drinkable character. The tasting experience culminates with a lingering finish, leaving an enduring impression of the wine's overall finesse and appeal.

Mendel Malbec 2020

Mendel Malbec 2020

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