Luca Nico by Luca 2009

Luca Nico by Luca 2009

SKU 111715


Dark red color with deep purple shades. Dense and concentrated but never loses its ability to exude the red and black fruits and spice that are the true expression of Malbec in Mendoza. This is a huge wine that is a blend of old-vine grapes from 2 of Mendoza's most respected growers, located in two different districts. While you certainly could drink this now, it will improve considerably with 5-7 years in the bottle. If you do drink it now, decant a few hours before drinking.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Luca
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateIt is always awkward when a wine is named after somebody's son or daughter - what if the wine is awful? Fortunately, Luca's flagship wine named after Laura Catena's daughter is sublime. The 2009 Nico by Luca is a pure Malbec from Altamira and La Consulta in the Uco Valley, from 51-year-old vines. The fruit is aged in French barriques of which 70% are new. It has a very elegant bouquet of wild strawberry, red currant, orange zest and crushed stone that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins. It is a complex wine with blackberry, bell pepper, red peppercorns, cumin and a touch of fennel towards the finish, which is harmonious and very elegant. This is an outstanding Malbec that will age with style. Just 200 three-packs made. Drink 2013-2025.

Neal Martin, October 30, 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThis dark red has an aromatic side, with spice box, sandalwood and incense notes to the structured dark cherry, cassis and mineral accents. Drink now through 2019. 50 cases imported.

Nathan Wesley, November 30, 2013