Mendel Unus 2011
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|Appellation||Lujan de Cuyo|
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Unus is a blend of 65% old un-grafted Malbec, 25% younger Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot from Perdriel, Mayor Drummond and Altamira, aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. The nose is elegant and complex with subtle notes of soil, a little backward, combining ripe and fresh notes of fruit, hints of cured meats, orange peel, with a great sense of harmony. The palate is full-bodied, a good combination of the backbone of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the meat of the Malbec and a good punch in the palate helped by the Petit Verdot. The blend works really well, both in the nose and the palate. A great blend, quite classical, that should age well. Drink now-2020.
Wine SpectatorHigh-toned, sporting an oaky veneer to the polished yet chewy plum skin and cassis fruit. The finish is firm, with hints of charred herb and espresso. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now. 300 cases imported.