Alto Agrelo Valley, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
James Suckling 91 points!
Llama Old Vine Malbec from Belasco de Baquedano embodies the distinctive spirit of their vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Featuring the region's most renowned variety, Malbec, this big red is a rich ruby-purple color and boasts elegant flavors of black berries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure. Aged for six months in 3-year-old French oak barrels and then aged for a minimum of six additional months in bottle. Cultivated from vines over 100 years old.
"An attractive nose with plenty of brambly ripe berries and a core of blackberries and plums on the palate, framed in silky, smooth and polished tannins."-James Suckling, 91 points!
Enjoy Llama Old Vine Malbec with steak, ribs, lamb chops and aged cheeses.